The Hamburg chicken is a breed of chicken that was developed in Germany and Holland sometime before the eighteenth century. This breed is considered to be rare, with less than one thousand individuals being registered in North America per year.
Its weight varies depending upon the type and sex, with standard type cocks weighing about five pounds and hens weighing four pounds, while the bantam type of this breed weighs about one and half pounds. It can come in ten color varieties including silver spangled, golden penciled, black, and white and the bantam has recently been developed to hold a citron spangled coloration. This breed matures quickly and hens are known to be adequate egg producers.
Image Caption: A silver-spangled Hamburg rooster. Credit: Ospr3yy/Wikipedia (FAL)