Holland (chicken)

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Hollands are a fairly rare breed of large chickens that are dual purpose and originate from America.

History[edit]

The breed started with birds imported from Holland being crossed with White Leghorns, Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshires, and Lamonas, which created the White Hollands. Another cross that included White Leghorns, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Australorps and Brown Leghorns produced the barred variety of Hollands. Both were accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1949.

General information[edit]

There is also a bantam version of the breed.

Approximate weight[edit]

Cock3.9 kg8½ lbs
Hen3 kg6½ lbs
Cockerel3.4 kg7½ lbs
Pullet2.5 kg5½ lbs

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