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Campine

The Campine is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the Campine region of Belgium. It is highly similar to the Sebright, a bantam chicken, morphologically so it is commonly thought that this breed was developed using bloodlines from the Campine. This breed is also related to the Brakel and to the Fayoumi.

The Campine comes in both normal and bantam sizes, although both types are small, with hens reaching a weight between 1.3 and 5.1 pounds and cocks reaching a weight between 1.5 and 5.9 pounds. This breed comes in two color varieties, silver and gold. Silver individuals have white feathers on the head and neck and a shiny green body with white bands, while gold individuals have a gold neck and head with gold bands running along a shiny green body. Although this breed can be used for egg laying, it is most often used as a show chicken.

Image Caption: A Campine Silver chicken. Credit: Cirasa Giovanni/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Campine


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