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Owl Beard

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

  1. dakotarider

    dakotarider New Egg

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    Does anyone have a photo of an Owl Beard? Does anyone know of any in the US?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Owl Beard? On a chicken?

    How about an Ameraucana or an EE?
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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 -

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They are beautiful. You learn something new everyday on the forum. I love it.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    As a kid I always called V comb roos, Devil chickens.....
     
  6. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read that the Owl Beard is the closest type to the Brabanter.
     

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