The Fraienkoeppe (in German) or Twentse (in Dutch) originates from the borders of The Netherlands and Germany. It is said to be a cross between the Leghorn and the Malay and was originally developed for use as a good layer and later as a show bird. They have yellow skin and a small walnut comb. Kraienkoppe have a rather fierce look and have some inherited temperament from the Malay, although generally they are good natured. They were bred to be very hardy birds and resistant to disease and manage to live quite well on minimum supplementary food, plus what they find for themselves. They are well adapted to the cold. The young do take some looking after when first hatched if not using a broody hen.
The breed is a very active and a good forager, best suited to free ranging. They are excellent at finding insects, slugs and snails, so well suited to a garden/vegetable plot setting as long as fences are in place to stop them wandering where they aren't wanted! They are quite independent and not very friendly towards humans, as a result they are on constant alert. They can become quite tame if raised from chicks. Males tend not to fight with each other, but this does depend on the individual personalities. Hens lay white tinted eggs and can lay as many as 200 eggs per year. They make very good mothers and are protective of their young, so if you wanted to breed their chickens it shouldn't be too difficult, as the hens do all of the work.
Cocks weigh around 6 pounds with hens much lighter at 4 pounds.
Silver, Black breasted Red.
A miniature version is also available.
Fraienkoeppe Twentse Pictures
Fraienkoeppe Twentse For Sale
Please note: All chickens listed here are for collection only. They cannot be delivered by the seller or by Omlet. The seller will send you their contact details to arrange payment and collection.
CONGO GREY PARROTS .
Description: Gorgeous Hand Reared Baby African Grey Parrots For Sale. I have 3 male and 3 females which are all Hand Reared from as young as 14 days old, they are one of the largest baby African Greys for their age which shows the quality of the birds ,and now at 12 weeks they are fully tame and ready for customers to choose from, as they are great with every one and will go to any one in the family including little kids. All 6 babies are very cuddly as you can just about do anything with them, they like to hang up side down on your hand and will also climb on your shoulder, and play with you hair all day long. They love showing off by spreading there wings out, and having there necks tickled and there back stroked. FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT NOW
Latest Reviews For Fraienkoeppe Twentse
There are not yet any reviews for this breed. Click here to write one.