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Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed:
The Campine is a breed of chicken originating in Belgium's Campine region. They are a fairly small breed in Silver and Gold varieties, with solid white or golden hackles and iridescent black-green barred bodies. Hens and roosters are nearly identical in feather coloration. They will lay a fair number of white-shelled eggs, but are largely kept for showing today. The Campine's head and neck is gold with the remainder of the bird being beetle–green, it can also have a white head and neck with the remainder also being beetle-green.
The Campine biologically has been compared both in appearance and anatomy to the Sebright; a fancy breed of True Bantam that also displays gold and silver feather patterns. Thus it is speculated they could have been used as one of the breeds used to create the Sebright.
References: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Campine are good layers but do not often go broody. They will lay white eggs. They can be rather flighty at times.
They lay an average of 3 eggs per week. While they are considered to be egg producing hens, they are primarily kept for ornamental purposes.
The campine breed will tolerate confinement but they thrive better when free ranged.
The Campine is a very lively bird which prefers to be out free ranging most of the time. They are very alert. Some can be rather wild while others can be very friendly.
Cock 2.7 kg 5.9 lbs Hen 2.3 kg 5.1 lbs
Bantam Variety Campine
Rooster 680 g 1.5 lbs Hen 570 g 1.3 lbs
Here are a few videos of my Golden Campine pullet.