About Braekel (Brakel) Chickens
Home | Press Room | Join Email List | Advertise | About Us | Contact Us | Sign InLivestock Of the World
Livestock
Breeds Of
Livestock Home
Alpacas
Alpacas
Bison
Bison
Cattle
Cattle
Chicken
Chickens
Dogs
Dogs
Donkeys
Donkey
Emus
Emus
Goats
Goats
Horses
Horses
Llamas
Llamas
Pigs
Pigs
Rabbits
Rabbits
Emus
Sheep
Turkeys
Turkeys
Yaks
Yaks
Yaks For Sale
Chickens
Chickens
   About Chickens
Chickens for Sale At:
   Livestock Of America
   Livestock Of Canada




Sponsors


About Braekel (Brakel) ChickensAbout Braekel (Brakel) Chickens

Braekelrnchickens are one of the older European chicken breeds. Their history dates backrnto 1416. They were even mentioned as a successful poultry breed of Belgium.rnThere is a miniature version of the Braekel.Two distinct types of Braekelrnwere recognized in the past: the large type living on rich clay soil Flanders,rnand a light-weight type from the less fertile region, the Kempen. Due to crossbreeding between the different types, this distinction vanished, resultingrnin a single type.

rnrnrnrnIn thernUK, USA, and Australia, however, one can still find descendants of the KempischernBrakel under its old name “Campine”. Campines has evolved differently from thernBrakel.

rnrnTheirrnmost noticeable difference is the hen-feathering of the rooster and their lowerrnweight.Old names for the breed are "The Everyday Layer", "ThernGrey White Neck", and "The Nuns Hen".The Brakel population wasrndeclined during and after the Second World War even as it is a rare breed.

rnrnBraekels are known to be a fairly light breed in whichrnthe cocks weigh 2–2.5 kg and 1.8–2.2 kg for hens compared to Bantam cocks whichrnweigh about 800 g and hens about 700 g. Their average ring sizes range from 18rnmm to 16 mm. When put next to 13 mm and 11 bantams the Brakel looks like arngiant.You will know you have a Brakel when they have a straight banding patternrnof the feathers and a uniform solid neck colour. Several color variants exist,rnwith the gold and the silver variant being the most common.


Chickens for Sale

View Chickens for Sale At

www.livestockofamerica.com/Chickens/


www.livestockofCanada.com/Chickens/
Livestock Of The World