Very nice and hardy bird with compact body and
fully feathered paws.
Very quiet and easy-tempered, it is easy to rear and to
keep as a backyard pet, especially for the rooster which
gets along well with other males.
Feathering is slow.
Hens lay brown eggs, and roosters yield good meat.
One of the nicest exhibition birds.
Genetic trait : chicks are born 50% blue, 25% black, and 25% "splash".
Standard weight :
cock : 11 pounds
cockerel : 9 pounds
hen : 8.5 pounds
pullet : 7.5 pounds
140 eggs/yr 27-30 oz/dz