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About Kraienköppe (Twentse) ChickensAbout Kraienköppe (Twentse) Chickens

Kraienkopp (inrngerman), or Twents Hoen (in Dutch), chickens originated on the border regionrnbetween Germany and the Netherlands. They were developed in the late nineteenthrncentury with crosses of local chickens with Malays, and later with SilverrnDuckwing Leghorns.

rnrnThey werernfirst shown in the Netherlands in 1920, and were shown in Germany in 1925. Theyrnare rare today, and are best known as a layer and show birds. Hens lay a fairrnnumber of off-white eggs, and will go broody. They are an active bird withrnexcellent foraging abilities.rnrn 

rnrnKraienkoppsrnappears in two color varieties: Black-breasted Red and Silver. Males weigh 2.75rnkilos (6 pounds), and females weigh 1.8 kilos (4 pounds). They have yellow skinrnand a small walnut-type comb.

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