Potchefstroom Koekoeks

Potchefstroom Koekoeks - South African bred, dual purpose chickens.
  1. Laura Lees
    a23df6b77b0b720b09c829cee2671f55.jpg The Potchefstroom Koekoek, bred specifically for South African conditions, is a duel purpose chicken. It was developed in the 1950s at the Potchefstroom Agricultural College in the city of Potchefstroom by Chris Marais. It was developed by cross breeding a number of other breeds like Black Australorp, White Leghorn and Barred Plymouth Rock.
    Koekoeks have excellent laying capabilities and can maintain good egg production even during poor or insufficient feeding.They also have a large body structure for meat production, suited to subsistence farmers.
    Pure Koekoeks are very attractive due to their black-and-white barred appearance. Chicks are sexable soon after hatching due to distinct sex markings. They reach sexual maturity between 4 to 5 months of age. Koekoeks lay brown shelled eggs with rich, orange yolks. These are hardy and easy to keep. View attachment 1123004 View attachment 1123004 View attachment 1123004 View attachment 1123004 View attachment 1123004 View attachment 1123004 View attachment 1123004

    Share This Article

Comments

To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by