Well I'm technically only half Dutch, but still thanks for the complimentWild Norwegian chickens.
You must be Dutch for an idea like that.
I’m curious how this is developing.
Did you think about differences in climate? They must be cold harded living in the wild in Norway. Maybe you need to keep them a bit cooler as you're other chickens in summer. I remember Norwegian people complaining it was too hot with 30*C last summer (I loved it). That time the temp in the Netherlands got up to 40*C.
Had to look into that. Never heard of fibro genetics before. First I encountered all kind of diseases. But then I found this:I will probably introduce some fibro genetics over the next years. And try to develop some interesting looking birds and just let my little flock of ferals grow
Oh I am so jealous! I was interested in Jaerhons but my enthusiasm went down after I realized they had been so standardized. I would love to get my hands on Norwegian landrace chickens. I wish it was easier to import to the US!Looking at the feral population and after doing some research I think that the Jaerhon is somehow involved. The chickens at the farm where definitely European landrace type in terms of posture and behavior (sleeping and flying up in too the trees) mutch like the Frisian Gull and Chaamse hoen. the land the farm is /was standing on has been in the hands of one family for the last 250/300 years (had someone look at the archives of the nearby village) if I had to guess I would say that they are the feral unselected cousins of the Jaerhon or maybe even the original type.
At the moment I'm leaning towards keeping them "pure" and not crossing them in with the Marrakech rooster. Just trying to preserve this fascinating strain of chickens.