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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BMD17553, Feb 16, 2014.
Im thinking of getting kraienkoppes what are the pros and cons of them
I had 3 hatchery hens, some of my favorite chickens. Broody, great mamas, even mothering as a group and taking over another brood when a mama was lost. Also the best "lap chickens" I've ever had. Lay a good number of medium size light brown eggs between bouts of broodiness.
can you post some pictures of them
Sorry, I don't do pics. They look a bit like a Brown Leghorn, and are a small bird compared to other "large fowl."
Here's one picture: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds/page/70
I got some Black Breasted Reds from Sandhill to use as broodies. 3 of the 5 pullets went broody soon after point of lay. I hope they will cooperate this spring when I need them. The carcass is nicely shaped but small, they require some extra scalding, and are a little more difficult to pluck, than other birds. The eggs are white and small. They lay well though. Boy, can they fly! The good news is that they are rarely motivated to fly and respect my fence like the other birds.
There is a person on the Kraienkoppe thread that is very knowledgeable about this breed.