Hamburg/Hamburgh

The Hamburg chicken variety originates from the Netherlands.  Though small, these active birds are well renowned for their ability to lay up to 220 eggs a year, and also a good feed-to-egg ratio and quick maturation. There are approximately 10 popular breeds of the Hamburg variety, some include the silver and golden spangled variety. The Hamburg display a high tendency to be nervous around people. Though ornamental in nature, the Hamburg is an efficient forager, however eggs produced are often quite small.

Classification

Hamburgh, Black Female

Soft feather – light

Appearance

Several colours; black with a green sheen, silver or gold spangled or pencilled varieties all with white ear lobes.

Weight

Cock 1.8 – 2.3 Kg
Hen 1.8 Kg
Cockerel 2.0 Kg
Pullet 1.75 Kg

Hamburgh, Silver Spangled Male

Bantam Variety Hamburgh

Rooster 680 – 790 g
Hen 620 – 740 g

Egg Colour

White