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Pros: Keeps great in the coldest of winters, Unique, beautiful, hardy

Cons: Very Hard to locate in USA

Great cold weather bird. Nice feathering and very Beautiful Striking Unique look. Ancient heritage breed. I am currently in the process of buying some of these birds to breed my self. I will come back and edit this later after I have had the birds for a while.


Rare breed that is not well known in USA. Feathered legs and feet. Breed has 5 toes and each toe must have feathers individually. Extremely cold hardy. Comb must be as per Barbanter, the V shaped comb. The Pavlovskaja is one of the oldest Russian breeds. In 1895 it was mentioned in the literature as "an extreme rarity." In the 1980s a couple of cock birds were found by a poultry breeder and crossing these with some other crested breeds, the Pavlovskaja Hen as been saved from extinction. There is now a Russian standard for the breed. Its name comes from the village of Pavlovo in the province of Nizhniy Novgorod. They have a large upright crest, muff and beard. The feathers should completely surround the leg and should be on all toes, unlike in other breeds of chickens. The meat is said to be light and slightly gamy.

Breed PurposeDual Purpose
Climate ToleranceCold
Egg ProductivityMedium
Egg SizeMedium
Egg Color
Breed Temperament
Breed Colors/VarietiesVariety
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
APA/ABA ClassFeather Legged
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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