Cubalayas are a gorgeous breed with long, lustrous tail feathers kept mainly in Cuba but originating in the East (probably the Phillipines). In North America, Cubalayas are rare and enjoyed only as an ornamental breed. The hens that can lay fairly well, though. The roosters, on the other hand, can be aggressive and can also have multiple spurs.

Blue Wheaten Cubalaya Cock


Class: All Other Breeds
Type: Large Fowl
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Meat
Recognized Varieties: Official: White, Black, Black Breasted Red. Unofficial: Silver Duckwing, Golden Duckwing, Blue Wheaten and others.

Egg Facts:

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

Fancy Features:

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

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Tolerates confinement
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Male Cubalayas are aggressive toward other males

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