Friesian

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Friesian



The Friesian is a hardy light, egg-laying bird that originated in the northern parts of the Netherlands. It is a very old breed of bird and excavation has shown that the Friesian chicken was around some 1000 years ago though it arrived in Great Britain around the 1980s Friesian produce around 230 white eggs per year, they are upright and bold looking, and have quite pronounced white lobes, their legs are slate-blue and the comb is single. They come in a variet of colours all being described as pencilled. As Friesians are light they are good fliers and it may therefore prove necessary to keep them in an enclosed run or to clip the flight feathers of one wing. This breed is not a broody one.


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  • Class:  Bantam
  • Purpose:  Laying
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