This breed is very old, its exact origin is not known. They are also called chickens with a hairdo, because the feathers are very evenly and originally decay, creating impressions of the styling. According to one theory, it was withdrawn in Holland in past centuries, and it is a descendant of the Polish crib. This theory is based on the fact that the Dutch White-Fleece breed was often depicted in paintings of the 16th century.
The breed refers to decorative, but this does not affect their egg production. So in the first year of life, the hen can produce 140-150 eggs, in the second year the number drops to 100 eggs.
Features of the Dutch Hollow White:
Weight and size: medium breed. The weight of an adult chicken is from 1.5 kg to 2 kg, a cock from 2 kg to 2.5 kg; The head is of medium size, on which there is a magnificent and voluminous crest, which catches the eye; Eggshell white, weight is 50 grams; Possibility of breeding for meat and eggs, but more often they are ornamental chickens, which are introduced to make them pleasing to the eye; Color: black, dark brown, gray-blue, black with brown or red feathers, bright white crest; Khokhol has a dense plumage, but it does not prevent the hens from looking, as the feathers do not fall into the eyes. In the foreground of the tuft are dark or black feathers resembling a butterfly in shape; The comb is absent; The body has compact dimensions, the stomach is well developed. Eyes are brown or red, the beak is not large; The tail is high at an angle of 45 degrees, the feathers fit snugly; Paws are high, but not massive, which gives the breed an elegance;
In past centuries, the Dutch White-Fleece breed was bred not for decorative purposes, but for obtaining eggs and meat. She did not have a white tuft, they were black chickens, or dark brown, but had a large egg-laying capacity. As a result of the experiment of crossing the breed with the Polish crested dog, the hens acquired a bright white crest, but the number of eggs and weight decreased significantly.
Due to its exotic appearance, the Dutch White-clay breed was often depicted on different arms and symbols of noble households. Also it was often planted by rich people in their estates. Her breeding is done by connoisseurs of chicken beauty.
The Dutch Whitetail strikes with its beauty and charm. The purity of the breed is determined by the whiteness of the tuft, whiter the better. It quickly gained popularity among the countries of Europe, and is also bred in our country. But its content can not be called simple. Chickens are quite painful, they need to be nursed as children. The breed does not get along with the representatives of other breeds, and also does not like simple domestic chickens. Even with very good and attentive care, the mortality rate is high. For its maintenance it is necessary to have a separate clean and spacious room, to maintain a constant temperature regime.
Always have clean and fresh water. Can not stand the cold weather. In winter it is necessary to keep in warm hen houses, to walk in summer, chickens like cleanliness and spaciousness. Feed is required not much, but the breed is fastidious and legible in food. The purity of the breed and the physical condition can be determined by the tuft. He must have good plumage, a pronounced color.
There are disputes about the care of a bird of this breed. There is an opinion that nature itself makes chickens clean, well-groomed. It’s embedded inside them. Another view is that they must be washed to preserve the whiteness of the tuft. Here you need to find the golden mean: to bathe the bird is in proportion to the pollution, and not by routine, weekly. It is also worth constantly using vitamins in the diet.
Dutch White-chilled breed of chickens