Empordanesas? Anybody have info on these?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by emvickrey, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I aquired some Empordanesas eggs from a somebody and I've looked them up but can't find any good info on the breed except they're rare. I'm looking for the size of the bird such as a general weight, heardiness, temperment, etc. The eggs I got are huge. According to one site I looked at says they lay from a small to medium brown egg. I'm confused.

    I'm hoping somebody can fill me in on this breed.

    Anybody?
     
  2. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

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    What color are the eggs? I don't know anything about them, just curious. [​IMG]
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They're the white version of Penedesencas. They should be white with a side spring on each side of the back of their comb and lay DARK brown eggs, not just a normal brown. [​IMG] They are indeed very rare.
     
  4. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    Quote:The eggs I got vary between light brown to medium brown. Those are the jumbo eggs. The dark brown ones are a large size. They're in the incubator or I would post pics of them. I have 3 incubators full of different breeds so I would be hard to show which where which. The eggs where marked by the person I got them from.

    Are these large birds? Anybody know anything else about them? They're due to hatch around the 21st.
     
  5. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are cousins to the penedesenca & from what I have heard have red earlobs, not like penedesencas which have white earlobes.

    They lay about a brown - terrocotta egg, & are just as wild / skiddish as Penedesencas from what I hear.

    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  6. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    I just acquired some. wonderful birds. skittish yes but not to bad. Very easy to look at chickens.
     

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