The breed of chicken curly refers to decorative categories and has been cultivated for several hundred years. The main function of curly chickens is decorative, as well as birds refer to the meat-egg category.
Origin of the breed
Representatives of this breed were bred in the territory of Asia and the Indian Peninsula. Time of origin is not fixed. On the territory of the Russian Federation this breed is rather rare. Representatives of the curly breed are called wool, as well as bentamaks, which refers to the dwarfish breed.
Birds of the curly breed differ in their miniature sizes. The shape of the ridge can be either leaf-shaped or pink-shaped. The legs of the chickens are covered with plumage. The chicken’s body is deep. The wings are not adjacent to the body, but are lowered. This difference is possible because of the length of the wings. The length of the tail is average. Near the ear lobes are bright red earrings oval.
Chickens of curly breed also have a dwarf variety, which, like all members of the family of chicken miniature sizes, is called bentamkami.
The very name of the breed indicates the main distinctive quality of the hens – curly plumage. Feathers are bent upward, which is due to the specific structure of the feather. The feather rod is curved in the shape of an arc. That’s why birds have an unusual disheveled, curly look. Not all chickens of this breed have the same plumage. Sometimes this sign is rather weakly expressed. The greater number of chickens of the described breed has an average degree of curl.
In the process of reproduction of chickens inside the breed, the ideal quality of the feather cover, namely the average degree of curl, will be characteristic of 50% of the individuals. 25% of the representatives will get strongly curly plumage, and for 25% of the birds there will be an inherent weak waviness. To achieve a greater number of individuals of high breed, selection should be made for mating. For example, for curly hens it is necessary to plant cocks with weak curly.
Chickens of curly breed differ peace and interest. Birds very quickly establish a trusting relationship with people, can be tamed. The chickens have a well developed breeding ability and maternal instinct. But it should be noted that as hen hens of this breed do not use.
To ensure normal life for the curly fits the usual food, as for other breeds. It should be noted that chickens do not have excessive appetite.
Cultivation of chickens of curly breed
The beautiful plumage of the hens requires the preparation of the necessary conditions for maintenance. The specific structure of the feather and the features of the common plumage are unable to fully protect against the effects of cold. Therefore, in the hen house should provide a sufficiently thick layer of flooring to protect birds from hypothermia. In addition, in areas with more severe climatic conditions, it is necessary to ensure a complete heating of the bird room. In addition, the volume of feed should be further strengthened during the cold season.
To ensure the beautiful plumage of the hens, as well as to avoid its loss, special attention should be paid to the construction of the coop. The rod of the chicken feathers is curly rather tender, which is the cause of the loss of plumage. Chickens of curly breed require enough space for free movement. The quality and density of plumage is reduced if the chickens are in common with the roosters. Also, feathers are broken and lost during clashes. Although such situations are not very common, you should closely monitor the behavior of the hens and identify aggressive individuals.
Also, the density of the pen coating and the fragility of the stem are determined by genetics.
Chickens do not have the ability to fly, so the roost should be made low on the floor. As an option, you can prepare nests, where chickens can stay up all night.
Avoid high humidity, because the structure of the pen does not help protect against rain and water. Given this fact, the roof of the coop should be reliable.
In the process of further crossing of the curly chickens with individuals of other breeds, it is possible to obtain rather interesting results.
Curled breed of chickens