Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose:
Comb: Pea
Broodiness: Average
Climate Tolerance: All Climates

General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity:
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: Light Brown

Breed Temperament:
Friendly,Easily handled,Calm

Breed Colors / Varieties:
The American Poultry Association recognizes Black Breasted Red, White, and Black.
Breed Details:
Cubalaya are a magnificent and beautiful specimen. The breed exhibits an upright stately carriage, fierce bay colored eyes, and a very “people-friendly” nature. From chick to mature adult, Cubalaya are very curious animals and typically easily tamed. The males, at 6 lbs, have gorgeous long, lobster-shaped tails, rosary spurs, and a fierce, predatory head-shape. The females are slightly smaller at 4 lbs, and though they are pale in color compared to their male counterparts they do make excellent protective brood hens. Please note that Cubalaya may take up to 2 – 3 years to reach full maturity, especially in the males concerning tail growth and weight. The ALBC lists Cubalaya status as Threatened. There are a few hatcheries that offer Cubalaya; however, quality brood stock is currently difficult to locate. While the APA only lists three approved colors, there are various other wheaten based color varieties such as the blue/red, gold & silver duckwing, pyle, blue/gold, ginger, black/red, lemon blue, etc… All photos provided by Cuban Longtails.