As the name suggests the New Hampshire originates from the US and is the basis of the early broiler industry although it is a dual purpose bird. Its shanks and toes are a rich yellow colour. They possess a deep, broad body, grow feathers very rapidly, are prone to go broody and make good mothers. Most pin feathers are a reddish buff in colour and, therefore, do not detract from the carcass appearance very much. The colour is a medium to light red and often fades in the sunshine. The comb is single and medium to large in size; in the females it often lops over a bit. These good, medium-sized meat chickens have fair egg-laying ability. Some strains lay eggs of a dark brown shell colour. New Hampshires are competitive and aggressive.
Rare heavy feather – soft
Bantam Variety New Hampshire
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