The Golden Campine Chicken

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    Golden Campine


    Created by Red Barn Farms


    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.

    Approximate Weight


    Cock2.7 kg5.9 lbs
    Hen2.3 kg5.1 lbs


    Bantam Variety Campine


    Rooster 680 g1.5 lbs
    Hen 570 g1.3 lbs







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    Gender​

    Name​

    Thumb​

    Description / Information

    Female​

    Dottie​

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    This is my 4 month old Golden Campine. Here she is having her starter/grower food.

    Female​

    Dottie​

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    Notice her beautiful tail feathers.

    Female​

    Dottie​

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    Here she is sitting on her nest.

    Female​

    Dottie​

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    She has four eggs. I have decided to leave the eggs in the nest just curious to see if they will actually hatch.



    Here are a few videos of my Golden Campine pullet.












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  1. Rebel Soldier
    Are the cocks territorial? The reason I ask is there is a breed of gamefowl called the Chet that has the same coloration.
  2. Heartforchickens
    She's a cutie. She really puts her heart/lungs into getting those eggs out. I have a Golden Campine who is also 4 months old. And guess what, her name is? Dottie! She is the second Dottie I've had. The first was a great layer and tried to be the the mother protector of my first 4 other girls (large breeds). I lost her to a predator who gnawed his way through the chicken wire one night. Never new what did it. The only difference I see in yours and mine is my Dottie's tail length is about half of what your's is. Yours is a really pretty girl. Thanks for sharing your videos.

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