The Kraienkopp, known as Twents Hoen in Dutch, emerges from the misty borderlands between Germany and the Netherlands, a testament to the harmonious blending of cultures and landscapes. Born of meticulous breeding endeavors in the late nineteenth century, these noble fowl bear the genetic imprints of local chickens interwoven with the resilience of Malays and the elegance of Silver Duckwing Leghorns.
Their debut on the Dutch stage in 1920 marked the beginning of a storied journey, later captivating the hearts of German enthusiasts in 1925. Despite their illustrious past, Kraienkopps stand today as rare treasures, revered for their dual prowess as both prodigious layers and captivating showbirds. Hens grace the homestead with a ge ...