Other common names: Hoen van de Zwalmvallei
The Zwalm Valle Fowl was created in 1930 by Mr. Frans Okerman, from Brakel, Belgium. Mr. Okerman was an amateur Brakel breeder who specialized in poultry genetics and wanted to create his very own auto sexing breed.
To create the Zwalm Valley Fowl he crossed together golden Brakels, German Cuckoos, and Flemish Cuckoos. The breed was presented to the public in 1998, and recognized in 2002. Today, the Zwalm Valley Fowl is uncommon and not known outside of Flanders.
Varieties (Single Comb): Gold Barred Cuckoo
Uses: Eggs, Preservation
Weight: 4.5 - 6 lbs
Personality: Proud and self sufficient
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large