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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Campines


Campines belong to the Hamburg class. They are an old breed, but have only been recently admitted to the standard. The first mention of them was made in 1828, when they were referred to as a small variety of fowls imported from Holland, called "Everyday hens," or "Everlasting layers." This name is still applied to them on their native soil. Campines are rated as extraordinary layers in Holland, their native country, but their introduction into this country has been so recent that a comparison with the other egg-laying breeds can not be satisfactorily estimated, but those who keep them speak highly of their laying qualities. They much resemble the Hamburgs, so much so that many think they are the same class of birds. They differ, however, from Hamburgs in the comb, they having a single comb, while the comb of the Hamburg is rose. There are two varieties of Campines, the Golden and Silver. The color of the Golden is a rich golden bay in the neck plumage and a darker yellow for the body color. The Silver Campines are in color silvery-white and black throughout their plumage. The shanks and toes of both varieties are dark-blue in color, wattles bright red and earlobes white or bluish white.

No standard weight is given for Campines; they average in size the Hamburgs.


FOR FURTHER READING...

The first image below comes from the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science's Poultry Breeds pages. The second and third images are from the FeatherSite, "an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry". The Campine page at Oklahoma and the Campines page at FeatherSite contain further information about this breed's history and more images of these fowl. Clicking on each image takes you to the page specifically about that particular variety.


Silver Campine Golden Campine Cockerel Golden Campine Hen

Image Credits (from left to right): Copyright © 1996, Oklahoma State University Board of Regents; Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Bill and Sue Tivol

Please note: These links point to pages that are being served off of the Oklahoma State University's web server and off the cyborganic.net web server, which are not part of the Chickscope project. Because of this, the pages may be missing or corrupted, and control of this is generally out of the hands of the Chickscope development team.

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