Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose:
Dual Purpose
Comb: Single
Broodiness: Seldom
Climate Tolerance: Heat

General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity:
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: White

Breed Temperament:
Flighty,Shy to quite trusting

Breed Colors / Varieties:
Black-tailed buff.
Breed Details:
Also known as Buff Catalana, or Catalana del Prat Leonada, or just Prat. Eggs vary from white to light cream or light pinkish. Body from light buff to golden-red, tail iridescent greenish-black. Legs not feathered, slate to greenish; earlobes white, wattles red. Comb single with 6 points, erect in males, can be floppy in females. Chicks buff, with or without faint chipmunk markings. Hardy, active, good foragers. Hens are said to be unlikely to go broody, but one of my two did so within a few months of first laying. The other one went broody for the first time at age 2 1/2, and seems to be a great mother so far (just a few days after hatch). Said to be the best meat bird of the Mediterranean breeds. My two Catalana hens are not really friendly to humans, but also are not aggressive.

Addition from chicksandweeds: My buff catalanas, even though I could not spend a whole lot of time with them as your chicks, are turning out to be quite friendly after a shy phase and by 5 1/2 months come running looking for treats. This is also the time I got the first egg. If you are looking for a dual purpose breed, some of the cockerels are huge.