It is one of the oldest chicken breeds in Germany. The name Schlotterkam comes from the chicken’s unusual crest. The bird is from Bergisches Land in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in West Germany. it is one of three chicken breeds in this region, the others are Bergische Kräher and German creeper (“Krüper”). The breed has been known since the eighteenth century and is probably the result of crossing imported Spanish chickens with the local Bergische Kräher stock. source
- Rooster ; 2.0 – 2.75 kg
- Hen ; 1.75 – 2.25 kg
Chickens lay about 150 eggs a year; Eggs are white and weigh about 55 grams.
Also known by the names : BergSchlotter, Berger de Cresta Caída, Cresta Piegata, Bergse Hangkam, Górski Trzęsący Grzebieniem