Recognized Color Varieties
Campines are closely feathered with pronounced black barring beginning at the bottom of the neck. They have a large red single comb that flops to one side and prominent dark eyes. The legs of a Campine are dark blue like a Silkie, but the skin around the face is red. Funny enough, the males of this breed can turn out to be “hen-feathered,” which means they do not develop the feathers that are prominent in roosters: sickle feathers, pointed neck feathers, and saddle hackle feathers.
Campines are a light breed which tends towards flightiness, like Leghorns. They are very active, and love to forage.
Campines consistently lay medium to large sized white eggs through the year, usually around 4 a week.
The Campine is an ancient breed that originated in the Campine region of Belgium. It was developed for its laying ability.
Peak Egg Production
Good: Aprox 200
Tolerant of Confinement
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