White Faced Black Spanish

General Information

Breed Purpose
Egg Layer
Comb
Single
Broodiness
Seldom
Climate Tolerance
Heat
Egg Productivity
Medium
Egg Size
Small
Egg Color
White
Breed Temperament
Friendly, easily handled, bears confinement well
Breed Colors/Varieties
The White Faced Black Spanish chicken is available in both bantam and standard sizes. The only accepted color is the pure black with white faces and earlobes and bright, red comb & wattles. The shiny black plumage should have a green sheen and the shanks are dark gray.
Breed Size
Large Fowl
The White Faced Black Spanish is one of the oldest Mediterranean breeds developed in Spain (said to date back to the mid-1500's). It is also known as the Clown-face Chicken because of the pancake-makeup-white coloring on the skin of the face and the large bright-white earlobes that hang down, giving an appearance of a clown's face. Set against the pure black plumage and the bright red wattles and comb, the Clown-faced Chicken surely does look like it's wearing clown makeup colors!

The full-sized, antique version was admitted to APA in 1874.

Latest reviews

Pros: Lay good eggs, once they're caught they're easy to handle, Beautiful, pretty friendly
Cons: Hard to catch
We have a hen and roo and a couple of their chicks. The roo is currently the friendliest roo we've ever had. He's great at finding treats for his girls and warning them of danger. He's also been great to our new roos that we've ended up with. The hen is pretty great too. She very easy to handle once she's been caught, and is hilarious to watch. Their chicks, which are most likely all guys, so far they are just like their parents, except their faces are whiter way earlier than their parents.
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One of their chicks- at 2 months his faces is kind of pink.
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Pros: Beautiful, friendly with other breeds, smart, quiet
Cons: Flighty, doesn't like to be handled
We only have one of these hens, but this particular hen has been a joy to have. She's beautiful, of course, but also gets along well with the rest of the flock. We haven't had any problems with bullying other birds. In fact, she protects and looks out for her best friend- a big ol' Brahma. They can be seen everywhere together.

She is independent and is very hard to catch. She doesn't like to be handled and if she sees me coming for her, is just about impossible. She is very smart and doesn't let other birds boss her around. We are thinking of getting a roo of this breed one day to help with endangered status of this breed.
Pros: Very Alert Active birds, pretty to look at
Cons: Bully the other birds including other WFBS, skittish and peckish until the meaties stepped in lol
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