BALADI HEN anyone else have them?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kitchenella, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Kitchenella

    Kitchenella Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, My only laying hen is supposed to be a Baladi. Anyone else familiar with this breed. So far we love her. Started laying about 4 weeks ago and this week layed 5 eggs. They are small but tasty!

    This is Rex.
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    Peggy
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peggy,

    The bird in the picture looks like a vorwerk to me. Does the bird have white in its wing?

    Tim
     
  3. Kitchenella

    Kitchenella Out Of The Brooder

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    She has one white feather at the bottom of the wing. You can see it in the picture. I looked up Voewerk . It says they have black heads..Rex's head is dark brown . I'll try to get a better picture. The only thing google has on Baladi are some scholarly papers done at a Saudi Arabia university.

    Peggy
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    My impression (?) is that at least in dogs and other domestic animals, Baladi/Balady is sort of equivalent to 'those feral ones we've got around here' in the Middle East (or Egypt anyhow - a friend in Egypt is the only person that I'd heard the term from before you posted). If that were the case then they might well not be in north america or europe.

    There, that's the sum total of my knowledge of the subject [​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC [​IMG],

    Pat
     
  5. TSMR

    TSMR New Egg

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    The term "Baladi" refers in the middle east to mix/cross breeds. I live in Israel. In Arabic, the word "Balad" means village or a small town. Baladi - from the village / of the village.
     
  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry I don't know anything about you chicken other than she is pretty.
    From Mabelvale, Arkansas. [​IMG]
    Also to you, [​IMG]
     
  7. Julia26

    Julia26 New Egg

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    your question just became super-relevant what with all the balagan right now with the braekel chicken.
    your chicken looks very much like the pictures of braekel i've seen, with the white markings on the sides of the head.
    who told you it's baladi? because a lot of the controversy right now centers around the question as to whether braekel is baladi. where did you buy the chicken?
    anyway, enjoy her - she looks very cute!
     

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