Here's is a link to the Owlbeard at Feathersite--very interesting bird! (They even have blue ones, SpeckledHen!)
This is a blue hen:
Here's a close-up of a rooster, not sure what color:
I love the V comb. Very unusual.
(The photos are from a Dutch club site.)
Does anyone have the Dutch Owlbeard in the US?
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You could probably get something similar looking if you crossed a La Fleche (for the comb) and an Amercauna (for the beard). I don't have Amercauna's, but I do have EE's and I can cross a few next spring with my La Fleche and see what I get. I imagine it will take a lot of crossing and back crossing to get one similar to Owlbeards.
Edit~someday I'll spell pretty
That would be an interesting cross! Of course, then you won't necessarily have anything that will breed true, at least not for many years--sigh. They're supposed to be quite good layers, too, the Owlbeards.
It might be less trouble to fly over there and come back with some.
I should start saving my pennies...
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I like everything except the split comb-that would take some getting used to, LOL.