The breed “Russian Crested” was excavated without intervention of genetic engineering, by the method of folk selection. Chickens are adapted to severe climatic conditions, as indicated by their dense plumage. The appearance of the birds is original.
Chickens grow to 2.5 kg, roosters up to 3.5 kg. On average, the bird produces 180 eggs per year, the weight of the egg is standard and is 60 g. The most eggs are produced by chicken between the ages of three and five. The shell has a rich beige color with a slight pink tint. The breed has preserved the instinct of hatching eggs.
The peculiarity of this breed is, undoubtedly, a dense crest on the head. The hens are spread out and often close their eyes. Roosters are distinguished by a short, but massive crest, leaf-shaped, which does not allow the crest to fall on the eyes. The comb can be so large that it sinks to the side.
In chicken, the crest is spherical and often falls on the forehead so that it just needs to be cut slightly. Because of the tuft, the chicken can lose its orientation in space. The head of the bird is small, but elongated. Eyes are rich red, the beak has a curved shape and is often yellow, although it may be black. The earrings are massive, bright. The neck of the hens is not long, short legs and large wings that are lowered and often touch the ground.
The tail system is well developed, and in the cocks the tail is a distinctive feature. The majestic tail feathers of males have a thick padding, part of the feathers are raised upwards, and the rest hang down to the ground. The legs of the hens are shortened and without plumage. The covering of feathers is dense and dense, white feathers are more common.
The classic color of this breed is silvery-white with yellowness, this shade does not arise due to exposure to sunlight. There is a combination of several colors in color, especially in cocks. The distribution of color is not accidental, the basic color scale covers the whole chicken, and the tail and feathers are shaded with a dark color.
In the content of this breed there are no difficulties, chickens walk on the street even in winter. The health of chickens directly depends on the quality of the feed and the proper care for the bird. There should always be water, it is unacceptable that chickens were without fresh bedding or there was a litter in the henhouse. The nature of the hens is non-aggressive, they easily come into contact, practically tame.
A pappus in chickens is not only an ornament, but also an obvious dominant feature, its shape plays an important role. Signs are transmitted depending on the location of this distinctive ability and its shaggy. There are cases when it is impossible to classify a chicken according to the characteristics of a tuft to a particular species, often this breed has mixed types.
Chickens buy better in proven farms and at reputable poultry farms. Chickens are resistant to various diseases, but nevertheless it is recommended to plant young animals. Chickens hatching at home are treated with trichopolum for the prevention of viral diseases. This method increases the survival of the offspring. Care for chickens is simple, the main thing is to prevent the hypothermia of the legs. It is better to keep the offspring in the warm room separately from the hen in the first week of life, until the chicks are strong. Of course, you need to pay attention to the quality of feed and the availability of water.
This breed is grown both for the production of eggs and meat. “Russian Crested” is the basis for breeding other breeds of chickens. Especially appreciated endurance of the breed, the size of birds and the ability to breed without the use of special equipment. Females have proved to be good hens. Today, external signs are not enough to distinguish this breed from others derived from it.
The breed of chickens “Russian Crested”