Poultry Breeds of Spanish Ancestry

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lacy Blues, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. This will be for all owners, breeders and prospective owners/breeders of poultry of Spanish ancestry. We will be sharing information in all matters of keeping these birds; be it feeding, housing or breeding. Any matter that is of importance in keeping of these magnificent fowl is fair game.

    This will be a network of sources for these birds as we need to find those who are interested and/or actively breeding to bring them all together into one group. It doesn't matter where in the world you live, we would love to have your participation.

    All breeds are accepted, whether or not they are accepted by the APA/ABA. Large fowl and bantam. So join up and share pictures of your birds and set ups. Lets help each other out with information and inspiration.

    Right now we have a list started of the Spanish fowl. Of the following, the ones in bold type are those which are accepted by the APA.

    Andalusian,

    Catalana or Catalana Del Prat/ Prat Leonada

    Cara Blanca Castilian

    Empordanesa

    Euskal oiloa

    Minorca

    Penedesenca

    Spanish game

    White-Faced Black Spanish

    Asturian Painted Hen

    Castellana Negra

    Extremaduran

    Indio de León

    Gallina Mallorquina

    Gallina Menorquina

    Murciana

    Galiña de Mos

    Pardo de León

    Pitiüsa

    Combatiente español

    Utrerana

    Valenciana de Chulilla
     
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  2. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    I will start out by saying thank you for opening this thread.
    My name is Jason and I breed the following

    My main focus are
    White Empordanesa
    Crele Penedesenca
    I also am starting to work with Black Penedesenca

    I maintain a facebook page
    Penedesenca Breeders and Fan Club Page
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  3. Thank you Jason, those are some really nice looking birds! Keep up the good work!
     
  4. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    I will work on getting some recent pictures of my Catalanas up.

    Jason, I like the cockerel in that last picture.
     
  5. neopolitancrazy

    neopolitancrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for starting this thread.
    My name is Angela and I have ordered a few white faced black Spanish chicks from Urch this spring.
     
  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Penedesenca's are not recognized, WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    nope unfortunately not.
     
  8. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    I need to get a updated picture of the first guy as well. he looks a lot different now.
     
  9. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope that you like them. I do not have any experience with them, but they are an uniquely attractive breed. A well bred flock out on grass is impressive. Not many breeds have the style that these birds do.

    I hope that you post pictures.
     
  10. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    I would like to see a picture of him.

    I will have to look and get familiar with their standard.

    That last male is attractive to me. He has a nicely arched neck balanced with a nicely curved front. His tail is not balanced with the rest of him, and if it was just a bit less upright with more flow, that bird would be pretty sharp. He is nice looking already.

    I like how the white earlobes stand out on all of these breeds, where the red earlobes blend in.

    For any of these breeds, people need to see how attractive they can be. With our rare examples, we are working with what we have, but we need to work hard.

    We know what they could be/should be, but the general public does not.
     

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