I would love to see this breed in everyone’s flocks. They carry on the most beautiful conversations with each other. The ladies speak so gently to their roos with some of the most beautiful sounds.
The King's Comb Chicken,
We have the partridge colored variety. While the roosters are quite handsome, the hens are amazingly beautiful. With their golden feathered heads and neck, partridge patterned feathers on their bodies and fanned tails, they look like Spanish flamenco dancers.
This breed can be traced back to 1921 to the Spanish province of Catalonia as a barnyard chicken. In the 1980's it was nearing extinction when a Spanish professor gathered the remaining chickens to redevelop the breed. It is currently being developed in four colors: Black, Creole, Partridge and Wheaten. The Penedesenca is out of danger of extinction but is still a very rare breed.
A Penedesenca's comb is unlike other chickens'. It starts as a single comb and then it expands into several at the base. In Catalanize this is referred to as a carnation (cresta en clavell) comb or king's (cresta de rei) comb.
Because they are great foragers, they are a wonderful addition to the free range flock. As an added benefit, they are PROLIFIC layers of large brown eggs.
Ours are happy in their breeding area which preserves the integrity of the breed. Currently Our Flybabies is concentrating on enhancing our favorite, the beautiful Partridge variety.
Please contact us if your are interested adding this stout breed to your barnyard flock.
Again, this breed is a must for chicken lovers who compete in shows.