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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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. bimbals
    "My Norfolk Grey girl"
    Pros - Beautiful irridescent plumage and deep limpet pool eyes
    Cons - Bit flightly and shy
    Bought from a rare breeds farm last year in Kent, Kes is a very striking bird. She has a black/green shimmerly plumage (oil slick like), with the most amazing deep black eyes. The whole eye is black, so she has a beautiful soft stare. Her eyes seem much bigger than the other hens. She has a large comb and wattles, which are a pretty shape and grey legs. Her legs and feet seem quite big, compared to some of my other birds, but she is a fairly large size bird. She is of equal size but different shape to my Cochin (who is one of my largest). So far, she has been laying fairly regular (can't be precise with a big flock sorry), but she is under a year old and it is Spring! I am very pleased with her and will definately buy some ore next time I pass WRBF! If you like a bird to look kind and gentle, rather than a cold hard stare, they eyes would win me over every time. (I have deduced one star as they are said to not be good layers.)
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  1. Bigwig
    Where did you buy them?
  2. Turk Raphael
    Taking into consideration their purported poor production, I hope they are very tasty!
  3. 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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