The strikingly handsome Hamburgs are petite and active--and they are an old, traditional breed whose origin goes back hundreds of years. In both England and Holland, they were such faithful layers that a common name for them is "the Dutch Everyday Layer."
Silver Spangled Hamburgs are quite small, nearly bantam in size. Their feathers are silvery white, each with a black spangle on the end, giving them a fun, polka-dotted appearance. Hamburgs with the Silver Spangled pattern have also been called "Moonies" and "Crescents" due to their unique plumage!
Like other Hamburgs, Silver Spangleds are high fliers and can jump fences and enclosures! They don't love confinement, and don't often make very good lap chickens because they are so active. However, they eat little to produce their prolific numbers of small to medium white eggs, so they cost less to feed than many other breeds. Their rose comb makes them tolerant of cold, as well. They are wonderful all-around homesteading birds if you have the room, and they rarely go broody.
These gorgeous birds have rose combs, white ear lobes and blue legs. They are excellent small birds for the home flock for those wanting efficient and economical layers. They are also fun, pretty birds to show!
* The minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.
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