Owl Beard

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dakotarider, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. dakotarider

    dakotarider Hatching

    7
    0
    7
    Oct 4, 2010
    Does anyone have a photo of an Owl Beard? Does anyone know of any in the US?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    30,363
    227
    456
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Owl Beard? On a chicken?

    How about an Ameraucana or an EE?
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,240
    181
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    [​IMG]

    From feathersite.

    If you search Owlbeard chicken in Google images you see that they're usually a patterned (usually spangled) white bird with beard/muffs and a V comb. Very neat.

    I don't think they're available in the US though. A lot of rare European breeds like Breda fowl and such just aren't, never have been.

    From Wikipedia -

    [​IMG]

    Also known as the Nederlandse Uilebaard. Oldest dutch breed around.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    114,054
    118,361
    1,847
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    They are beautiful. You learn something new everyday on the forum. I love it.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    30,363
    227
    456
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    As a kid I always called V comb roos, Devil chickens.....
     
  6. andalusn

    andalusn Songster

    916
    31
    181
    Sep 6, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    Some European sits mention that they may have bred Owl Beard in crossing to bring back the Brabanter. They do look similiar with the forked comb, muffs and beards etc. I wish my Brabanters had the beautiful white coloring.
     
  7. Fowl Explorer

    Fowl Explorer Chirping

    36
    3
    54
    May 30, 2015
    Central Virginia
    I have read that the Owl Beard is the closest type to the Brabanter.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: