Penedesenca

 

GCP Home Wheaten Penedesenca

This Spanish breed is the exception to the rule that birds with white earlobes lay white eggs.

  

This breed was nearly extinct in the early '80s, but has not only been brought back but four varieties now exist: Wheaten, Crele, Partridge, and Black (the last developed as a meat bird and known as Gall del Penedès).

     

As you can see in the photos, these birds have a different type of comb than most chickens. It starts as a single comb but expands into several lobes at the rear. In the Catalan language they refer to this as a "carnation comb" (cresta en clavell) or a "king's comb" (cresta de rei).

 

 

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