Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hamburg Chicken : A Nice Small Chicken From Germany and Holland

Hamburg chicken is developed in Germany and Holland (Netherland). It has beautiful silver and black color. This chicken is for ornamental or exhibition only due to its beautiful feather and the size. The color variation of this chicken is Black, Golden-Penciled, Golden-Spangled, Silver-Spangled, and more.
The Hamburg is only 1.8 to 2.3 kg or five pounds, while the hen is 1.75 to 2.2 kg or 4 lbs. Hamburg is also available in bantam version chicken that body is small, weighing not more than one kilogram.
It has medium rose comb at upper the head. Below the beak, there is a pair of medium wattles. The earlobes are white in color.

The chicken is slim unlike other German chicken breed. That is why the bird can fly though for short distance. You should fence this chicken at your backyard, if you want care this bird.

This hen lays small and white glossy egg. Like Rhode Island, the hen can lay faster than other chicken breed. Unfortunately, we have not see any literature that record the egg yield per year.

Read also:
How to produce Bantam Chicken
Old English game bantam
Booted Bantam
Wyandotte Bantam
Dutch Bantam

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