Holland (chicken)

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Hollands are a fairly rare breed of large chickens that are dual purpose and originate from America.

History[edit]

The breed started with birds imported from Holland being crossed with White Leghorns, Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshires, and Lamonas, which created the White Hollands. Another cross that included White Leghorns, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Australorps and Brown Leghorns produced the barred variety of Hollands. Both were accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1949.

General information[edit]

  • Class: American
  • Varieties: White and Barred
  • Purpose: Dual (egg and meat)
  • Egg Size / Color: Medium / White
  • Skin Color: Yellow
  • Standard Weights: Cock - 8½lbs; Hen - 6½lbs; Cockerel - 7½lbs; Pullet - 5½lbs

There is also a bantam version of the breed.

Approximate weight[edit]

Cock 3.9 kg 8½ lbs
Hen 3 kg 6½ lbs
Cockerel 3.4 kg 7½ lbs
Pullet 2.5 kg 5½ lbs

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