blue versus silver/gold spangled hamburg

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cottagechick, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2011
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    This is the info on mpc for the Blue Hamburg.

    New for 2010! The elegant Hamburgs are petite and active--and they are an old,traditional breed whose origin goes back hundreds of years. In both England and Holland, they were such faithful layers that a common name for them is "the Dutch Everyday Layer."

    This rare variety is slightly larger than most Hamburgs and not quite as active. Still, they are high fliers and can jump fences and enclosures! They don't tolerate confinement very well, and don't make very good lap chickens. Hamburgs eat little to produce their prolific numbers of small to medium white eggs, so they cost less to feed than many other breeds. Their rose comb makes them tolerant of cold, as well. They are simply wonderful all-around homesteading birds if you have the room, and they rarely go broody.

    These gorgeous birds have rose combs, white ear lobes and blue legs. They are excellent small birds for the home flock for those wanting efficient and economical layers. They are also fun, pretty birds to show!

    Any idea how much "slightly larger" is or how "not quite as active" translates into everyday? Are they equally good layers? Any thoughts on choosing one over the other?
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    It means: "slightly larger but not gynourmous so don't get your hopes up" and "not total freaks like hamburgs, but still hate to be held."

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