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. There are approximately 10 popular breeds of the Hamburg variety, some include the silver & 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.
Soft feather – light
Several colours; black with a green sheen, silver or gold spangled or pencilled varieties all with white ear lobes.
|Cock||1.8 – 2.3 Kg|
Bantam Variety Hamburgh
|Rooster||680 – 790g|
|Hen||620 – 740 g|
Painting courtesy – A W Van Wulfften Palthe: C S TH Van Ginks Poultry Paintings 1890 1968, World Poultry Science Association, 1992.
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