The Norwegian Jaerhon is the only chicken breed that is considered truly Norwegian in origin. It was developed around 1920 near the town of Stavanger on the Southern Atlantic coast of Norway, and was introduced to the US about twenty years ago. While a small breed, with the hens only around 3.5 pounds, it is a good layer and the hens lay medium to large white eggs. They are an active and hardy breed, that is rather reactive in temperament and good at avoiding hawks. They are excellent foragers, good and persistent flyers bordering on escape artists, and will roam widely if given the chance. They are single combed and clean legged. They come in three usual colors, with their feather pattern looking like they have bad barring in dark brown, light yellow, and another color called Flame that was developed by Sandhill Preservation Center. Day old chicks are auto-sexing. Details: Breed purpose: Eggs Comb Type: Single Broodiness: Seldom Climate Tolerance: Average Weight: Hens 3.5 lbs. Roosters 5.0 lbs Egg Productivity: Good Egg Size: Medium/Large Egg Color: White Pic by @becky3086 Pic by @Roosterfry Pic by @Amyable Pic by @Roosterfry BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/norwegian-jaerhon-chicken BYC Breed Discussions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/8796/norwegian-jaerhon/0_30 Do you own Jaerhons? Are you a Jaerhon 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!