Very nice, hardy bird with compact body,
easy to rear as a home or backyard pet.
The buff color was developed more recently.
The rooster is quiet and vigorous.
Feathering is slow, and hens lay big brown eggs.
Good meat bird, as well as one of the
nicest exhibition birds.
Standard weight :
cock : 11 pounds
cockerel : 9 pounds
hen : 8.5 pounds
pullet : 7.5 pounds
140 eggs/yr 27-30 oz/dz