The Campine is a breed of domestic chicken originating in the northern part of Belgium. It is named for the Campine region of north-eastern Belgium and south-eastern Netherlands. It was known there as the Kempisch Hoen. Source
The Campine was originally a smaller type of the Braekel, weighing up to 1.2 kg less. There are two colour varieties of the Campine, Silver and Gold. The hen-feathering trait in cocks of the Golden Campine has been found to be identical to that in the Sebright, a bantam breed. It has been suggested that it is the same gene, and that the trait in the Campine derives from the Sebright.
The Campine is closely related to the Dutch Chaamse Hoen. Although the Campine also has a degree of resemblance to the Egyptian Fayoumi, in plumage and in behavior, no genetic studies have been done linking the two breeds.
- Rooster : 2 – 2,5 kg
- Hen : 1,52 – 1,8 kg