The head and neck are white with a black cap covering the whole of the crown almost to the top of the eyes. This is unique as most birds that lay white eggs have white ear lobes. The Andalusian was used by Mendel in his genetic experiments. Of course they were then known under different names, the Blacks being called Black Pheasant Fowls and the Spangled varieties Lancashire Mooneys and Yorkshire Pheasants.
It is a bird of stylish beauty with its long, graceful neck carried upright but in a graceful arch.
Send Your Question Cancel. These were ordered with Austra Whites and Black Sex Link chicks and have turned out to be the dumbest birds I've ever seen. I wanted to credit everyone from the person in the call center who took the order to the shipping department who sent them out with tracking number.
For the record i do not breed hybrid sex links typically on my farm. I'm in Maine, so they are cold hardy too. Loved all the descriptions of the various types. Cornish Cross Broilers. I had a great experience with Cackle.
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In fact, the beautiful, uniform dark brown eggs you see in the supermarket cooler are almost certainly from one of these hybrid strains. When the wings are closed there is a heart shaped mantle of black feathers formed over the back.
The breed is described as being active, but calm, docile and friendly and will make a good pet.