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.