Chicken Breed Focus - Campine

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

  2. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 14, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
  3. TBirdsTheWord33

    TBirdsTheWord33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2015

    I couldn't agree more. Those of us who are blessed to own this breed ought to sing its praises at every given opportunity...before it's too late. That would be a sad, sad day in chickendom. :(
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  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    Well said! I couldn't agree more. [​IMG]

  5. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2015
    Some of the silvers look like Egyptian fayoumi
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    I agree! Both are so lovely.

  7. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    My Coop

    Ah, nope, Ihi's a 2013 baby. But they still could be related, being from the same hatchery, right? :D The resemblance is just too uncanny. Just wait, if your Fayoumi is anything like mine, she'll be the sassiest little thing on two legs! Ihi's got the energy and Marama (the Fayoumi) has the attitude. Triple trouble for sure, you're in for it now. :lol:

    She sure does. My Frou-Frou had smaller wattles, but that face is so similar. :love I still miss that bird so much, such a love she was, and I can't even think about changing my avatar even months later because she's been there so long... BUT, I digress, this is a Campine thread. :)

    Just because, here's more of Ihi being Ihi:

    The innocent look, after a long day of being crazy:


    Love her big ol' fan tail!:


    In the garden where she's not supposed to be :rolleyes:


    Pretending not to notice me while eating some greens:


    I swear, the only time she poses long enough for a picture is when she's drinking:

  8. TXCountryGirl

    TXCountryGirl New Egg

    Jun 15, 2014
    I have two Golden Campine hens. They are inquisitive, as in, they get into everything. When I was introducing my last set of pullers to the coop, I could always count on the Campines getting in with the youngsters.
  9. TXCountryGirl

    TXCountryGirl New Egg

    Jun 15, 2014
    Who's there?[​IMG]
  10. Drieslag

    Drieslag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2012
    Hi there everyone, I just noticed this new thread,very nice. Too mucht to comment on already, but here's my story. Born and bred in the capital of the Campine region in Belgium I spent my youth admiring the Braekels my father and uncle used to have. Later on I learned that my region used to have its own pencilled/barred variety namely the 'Kempisch Hoen' or Campine. But it had gone extinct... things happen I suppose. Then, 20 or more years later I discovered this breed called the Campine in the UK and US. Strange name?! And I soon found out that this breed came from the old Campine breed mixed with some Braekelblood and selected for henfeathering. So I adopted it as our own and one thing led to another. Now there are again dozens of Campines in their original homeland with 20 breeders supporting them. We still have a long way to go, but everything's looking very nice already.

    Here's what our refound breed looks like today. Most of them are very dark looking with barred feathers, not pencilled.



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