frisian gull

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ravenking, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    so this guy is giving me a frisian gull rooster what do you know about it any kind of info on it would be helpful.
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Copied from Greenfire Farms website...........

    Known in Germany as Ostfriesische M??we, East Frisian Gulls are a landrace that evolved as excellent free range birds known for their egg laying ability. There are two stories about how the East Frisian Gull derived its name: The hens share a profile that is uncannily like that of a seagull, and the chicks have the thick down seen on hatchling seagulls. At any rate, like their seafaring avian counterparts the East Frisian Gulls descend from that coastal region of the same name that encompasses the northern areas of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark that border the North Sea. This rare breed is found in three color varieties: silver, gold, and lemon. In 2014, Greenfire Farms imported these birds from their native land in both gold and lemon, and this initial breeding group of birds produced the occasional silver chick. In 2015, we imported unrelated birds of the silver variety. So, we are now breeding all three varieties with good genetic diversity in our flocks.

    East Frisian Gull hens lay about 180-200 white eggs each year and usually will not go broody. East Frisian Gulls are exceedingly rare in their native range. A recent census put their total number at about one thousand. They are rarely seen outside the Frisian coastal area; a pity given the striking beauty of both the rooster and hens. But, American hobbyists now have a rare opportunity that poultry hobbyists around the world can only envy: the ability to experience this remarkable breed of chicken in their own backyards.
     
  3. ravenking

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    thanks
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Now I've learned something new. I have heard of them before but, assumed people were talking about seagulls. Now I know the real story. Thank you.
     
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  6. ravenking

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    this is him hes amazing
     

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