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Einstein

Belgian Bearded d'Uccle Chicken

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Hen brooding behavior

3/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

2/5

Egg quantity

3/5

Large eggs

1/5

Colorful eggs

1/5

Great Canadian Rooster

By

Canada

Posted Apr 30, 2014

Einstein came to our farm with two hens. We purchased them from a young farmer who was trying to introduce these rare breed chickens to the back yard once again. We were hooked at the word rare so we drove to pick them up. They developed as a unique pack and stayed a pack of three long until the winter months. Each night they would roost together on a roost over our rabbit pen. We finally had to move them into a chicken coop as the blustery winter set in. It was our choice not theirs to be placed in the coop. I honestly think they would have done just fine on their unique perch if we had build them a wind barrier, however, we felt it easier to relocate them with the others for the winter months.

These chickens are colourful, and full of personality. Einstein is covered in ornamental feathers which he makes dance as he struts around the barnyard. I highly recommend these chickens for backyard enthuiastics. They provide entertainment, little care, and a healthy supply of small eggs. The hens get broody so if you have a hen and a rooster you may be able to add to your flock. My son loves to call him the funkiest chicken in the world as he carries him around in his arms.

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