The Hamburg Chickens is a breed of chicken that was first described in Great Britain and Holland around 1700. The Hamburg speckled chicken was introduced to the British Isles at the beginning of the 19th century and is closely related to other speckled breeds, particularly the flaked Dutch Assendelfter and the Friesian chicken.
The people of Hamburg don’t owe their name to their place of origin, but rather got it from the shipping route that used to be common via the port of Hamburg. The rose comb with a thorn is a special feature. Thanks to their robustness, they can be kept free-running very well. In the time before the industrial keeping of chickens, it was considered a farm chicken due to its excellent laying performance.
Because of her looks, she is popular with show breeders. Their varieties, the Hamburger Lackhuhn and the Hamburger Sprenkelhuhn, are hardly related to each other. Source
With the Hamburg Bantam there is also a recognized breed of bantam.
The Hamburg chickens are an extremely lively and lively breed of chicken, which, due to their laying performance and at the same time beautiful appearance, make a very appealing chicken for the hobby chicken farmer.
On average, chickens in Hamburg lay around 160 to 180 white eggs per year.
- Cock; 2 – 2.5 kg
- Hen; 1.5 – 2 kg
Also known by the names : Hamburger, Hambourg, Amburgo, Hamburguesa, Hollandshoen, Hamborger, Hamburskie, Hamburška, Hamburčanka, Hamburčanky, Hamburgi, Hamburgska Kokoshka,