Norfolk Grey

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    Large Fowl
    The Norfolk Grey Originated from Norfolk, England. Norfolk Greys were said to have been developed from Silver Birchen Games and Duckwing Leghorns, which makes them a unique breed of chicken. Norfolk Greys are very rare, and were declared extinct in 1970. But in 1974 four Norfolk Greys were found and the breed was recovered, though the breed is still rare today.
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    Breed Purpose: Dual Purpose

    Comb: Single


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    Egg Productivity: Medium

    Egg Size: Large

    Egg Color: Brown

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Recent User Reviews

  1. MontserratChick
    "Beautiful but MEAN"
    Pros - Gorgeous birds, lay good sized eggs, confident and independent, easy to tame
    Cons - Borderline evil. Males are REALLY rough mating with females.
    When picking our NG eggs up from the breeder, she entered the pen with a pitchfork to protect herself. Ominous start! We hand-raised half & put the rest under a hen. The hand-raised ones became quite aggressive but we handled them & they stopped trying to rip our skin off & became jolly, inquisitive, tame birds. The hen-raised ones were much more docile. This year we hatched 3 eggs from another breeder. They're VERY confident and mean. Our gigantic turkey is terrified of them and they pecked his sister to death. They're great with us - so tame - but real bullies with the other birds. I wouldn't put them in with gentle breeds. Most from last year were killed by predators but the remaining cockerel is a beaut. He's a real wimp with us, and at the bottom of the pecking order, but likes to mate with chicks, and mates v roughly with hens. We call him the Norfolk Pervert. He really is magnificent though.
  2. KittyKat3756
    "Good rare breed"
    Pros - friendly, excellent foragers
    Cons - don't lay as often as hybrids
    Very friendly birds and amazing foragers. Not flighty if regularly handled, but there is some variation in personalities as with all birds. Lay 2 eggs every 3 days when young.

    They start laying lightly tinted (pale brown) eggs at around 6 months old, same as many other breeds. This is a rare breed which is probably impossible to find outside of UK so if you have a similar looking bird, then it is likely to be silver Sussex.
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  3. cochin lover
    "Norfolk Grey"
    Pros - friendly, pretty, good foragers
    Cons - bit flighty
    My Norfolk Grey birds are one of the most easy birds to raise and are so sweet. I would definitely get these again.

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  1. George McLaughlin Jr.
    Reminds me somewhat of the Kraienkoppe. I bet they make great mothers and are predator resistant.
  2. chickenreyna
    Never heard of this breed. .. But very pretty
  3. Bigwig
    Where did you buy them?
  4. Turk Raphael
    Taking into consideration their purported poor production, I hope they are very tasty!
  5. Sylvester017
    I don't believe we can get Norfolk Greys in the USA but I AM intrigued by the very solid black eyes. My two Silkies have the solid black eyes too and they are so cute when they look up at you. My Black Silkie is very striking with the added black eyes as well. The only part of her body not black are her turquoise earlobes LOL!
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