The Kraienköppe breed was created on the border between Germany and The Netherlands and are thought to have been created from crosses between Malays, Leghorns and local farmyard fowl in the early part of the 19th century. They are even-tempered, usually friendly birds, very active foragers that thrive if kept in an free range environment and the hens are excellent and frequent broodies, as well as good egg layers. Classified as a rare breed nowadays, the breed is not yet accepted by the APA, but is popular as show breed in Europe, having been first shown in the Netherlands in 1920, and in Germany in 1925. Details: Purpose: Egg laying; Exhibition Weight: Male - 6 lbs; Female - 4 lbs Origin: Germany-Holland border region Egg Production: ±200 eggs annually Egg Colour: Off-white Colours/Varieties: Black breasted red; Silver Pic by @DTchickens Pic by @mcrooke45 Pic by @mcrooke45 Pic by @mcrooke45 BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/kraienk-ppe BYC Breed Discussion: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/634496/kraienkoeppe-thread/0_30 Do you own Kraienköppe? Are you a Kraienköppe breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!