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Poultry Breeds - Hamburg Chickens

Poultry Breeds - Hamburg Chickens



Standard Weights: Cock-5 pounds; hen-4 pounds; cockerel 4 pounds; pullet-3-1/2 pounds.

Skin Color: White.

Egg Shell Color: White.

Use: An ornamental fowl capable of laying fair number of relatively small eggs.

Origin: Hamburgs carry a German name, but are generally considered to have originated in Holland. Characteristics: Hamburgs are active, flighty birds. They are trim and stylish with delicate features, and wild in nature. They forage well and are capable of flying long distances. Although good egg producers, their eggs are often very small.


Dr. Joe Berry, Extension Poultry Specialist, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University

Chicken Breeds and Varieties (A2880), John L. Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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