White Faced Black Spanish

A White Faced Black Spanish rooster stands in front of a blue background.

We really wish we had a photo of the White Faced Black Spanish to share with you because they're so kooky looking! Their faces are completely white. This peculiar trait was developed by selecting for ever larger and larger white earlobes until they managed to take over the whole face. They are also known as "Clown-faced chickens." The white face will take some time to fully develop in young birds. Like all Mediterranean breeds, they lay large white eggs.


Class: Mediterranean
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: White-Faced Black

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Good (3/wk)
Egg Color: White
Egg Size: Large

Fancy Features:

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

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Not cold hardy
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Tolerates confinement
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Wild and active