The Aarschots chicken is a very rare Belgian chicken breed that was completely extinct at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but was re-bred by fanatical breeders. This chicken breed is a typical dual purpose breed, meaning they can be kept for both meat and eggs. Today, the Spotted Chicken is mainly kept as an ornamental breed and by breeders and enthusiasts who love to take animals to poultry shows to promote the animals to a wider audience.
The Aarschots chicken lived in the past, but eventually became extinct. A few years later, a small group of breeders learned the previous breed and brought the chickens back to life. For this, they trained the Mechelen cuckoo with a Belgian fighter: they took the structure of the Mechelen cuckoo and the color of the Belgian fighter. The original breed had light brown eggs, but these were not good, so the “new” chickens were bred on brown eggs.
- Rooster 3-4 kg
- Chicken 2.5 to 3 kg
As laying hens, they don’t lay many eggs, about 100-120 eggs a year.
Also known by the names : Aarschoter Huhn, Poule d’Aarschot, Aarschots Hoen