Barred Holland Chicken
Holland chickens were developed in the 1930s by combining a breed imported from Holland with three other breeds to create chickens that lay white eggs but are also hardy and fleshy.
The Barred Holland Chicken is a moderately large bird, weighing 5.5 – 7.5 pounds. They are black and white and have a bright red single comb with six well-defined points, red wattles and earlobes.
Range & Habitat
This domestic Heritage Breed does well in a backyard, barnyard, or free range.
Commercial Chicken pellets and grain.
Fun Facts about the Barred Holland Chicken
- Barred (black and white) and all-white Hollands were approved by the American Poultry Association in 1949, but the less popular white Holland is now believed to be extinct.
- Hollands have earned a good reputation as being ideally suited for farm conditions. They’re good foragers with calm temperaments.
- They are fairly cold tolerant, though during periods of extreme cold, males may suffer some frostbite to their single combs.
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