Breed Profile: Hamburg Chicken

Different Origins for Silver Spangled Hamburg and Golden Penciled Hamburg

Breed Profile: Hamburg Chicken
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 5 minutes Breed: Hamburg chicken (UK spelling: Hamburgh) groups birds from two different origins: Holland and Britain. Accordingly, they are known as Holland fowl in the Netherlands (not to be confused with the U.S. breed of the same name). In the UK, they emerged from birds from northern England formerly known under several names. Despite their different origins, the group shares the same distinctive features. Origin: The Penciled strain has been known in Holland since the fourteenth century, while the Spangled variety developed from local breeds in northern England. Subsequently, black varieties were derived from crosses with black fowl in Germany, and Spanish fowl in England. Ready to Start Your Flock?Our poultry experts have put together this FREE guide to help you get started.YES! I want this Free Report » History: The British imported the Dutch Penciled strain in the 1700s under the name of

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