What is breed standard comb for Kraienkoppe? (Twentse)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sparklee, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Sparklee

    Sparklee Songster

    Jul 28, 2008
    Where can I find the official breed standard for Kraienkoppe? Or Twentse Hoen? (same breed, different name)

    I'm trying to figure out the combs. We've got one cockerel (named Flanders), who seems to have a pea-ish comb with a partial single comb, probably not a spike. Hatched around May 20, so still not sure about how it will turn out, but I doubt it's breed standard and so he may be dinner one of these days. I can't yet tell what is happening with the other cockerels.

    I have searched and found all sorts of different ideas on what the Kraienkoppe comb is supposed to be. I've seen walnut, strawberry, small walnut-type. Sandhill says small walnut.

    One page said, "... comb like a strawberry, formed as a half walnut, following the Dutch standard."
    source http://poultryfanciers.com/newsletters/PBCPFANewsletter-8-06.pdf
    is that? Are there any photos online of that?

    So, our pullets don't yet have much of any comb. When it comes to selecting breeders, will the hens have any comb development to select for? Will they have a whole lot of comb development?
  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    walnut comb, not too huge, smooth.

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