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Empordanesa Chickens

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Empordanesa spanish chicken breeds

Empordanesa chickens; A Spanish catalan genus in danger of extinction. Empordanesa hen is a type of Spanish chicken native to the Empurdà regions (Girona state). It is a middle Mediterranean type of chicken with a plain crest with cloves, very red eyes and yellow color.

It is an ancient genre, although the first written documentation dates from 1928. Then there was a few years of decline for autochthonous breeds. Improvement work for the Empordanese chicken breed did not begin until 1982. 4 types were identified: Red, White, Yellow, and White-blond.

They have small growers in Spain. There are also breeder breeders in Germany, France, England, Belgium, the Netherlands and the USA.

  • Rooster: 2.4-3 kg
  • Hen: 1.7 – 2.4 kg

It is a very rustic breed that lays an average of 170 eggs a year, with a certain incubation tendency and good maternal behavior.

Empordanesa rooster - catalan chickens
Empordanesa rooster
red hen - emposdanesa
Empordanesa hen

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