Catalana

Hugely popular in South America and Spain, Catalanas are excellent in the egg-laying department and valued for their meat as well. They're very rare in North America, but Welp Hatchery of Iowa carries them, www.welphatchery.com.


Origins/History:

Class: Mediterranean
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: Buff

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color: Cream or Tinted
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Hardy In Winter: No
Bears Confinement: Intolerant of confinement
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Active; love to forage

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