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Norfolk Grey

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Pros: Beautiful irridescent plumage and deep limpet pool eyes

Cons: Bit flightly and shy

Bought from a rare breeds farm last year in Kent, Kes is a very striking bird.  She has a black/green shimmerly plumage (oil slick like), with the most amazing deep black eyes.  The whole eye is black, so she has a beautiful soft stare.  Her eyes seem much bigger than the other hens.  She has a large comb and wattles, which are a pretty shape and grey legs.   Her legs and feet seem quite big, compared to some of my other birds, but she is a fairly large size bird.   She is of equal size but different shape to my Cochin (who is one of my largest).   So far, she has been laying fairly regular (can't be precise with a big flock sorry), but she is under a year old and it is Spring!   I am very pleased with her and will definately buy some ore next time I pass WRBF!    If you like a bird to look kind and gentle, rather than a cold hard stare, they eyes would win me over every time.  (I have deduced one star as they are said to not be good layers.)

Norfolk Grey
Description:

The Norfolk Grey Originated from Norfolk, England. Norfolk Greys were said to have been developed from Silver Birchen Games and Duckwing Leghorns, which makes them a unique breed of chicken. Norfolk Greys are very rare, and were declared extinct in 1970. But in 1974 four Norfolk Greys were found and the breed was recovered, though the breed is still rare today.

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DetailValue
Breed PurposeDual Purpose
CombSingle
Egg ProductivityMedium
Egg SizeLarge
Egg ColorBrown
Breed Temperament
Breed Colors/Varieties
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
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Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Dual Purpose 


Comb: Single


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General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Medium 


Egg Size: Large


Egg Color: Brown

 

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