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.


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


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


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


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