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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Russians


The Russian fowl is supposed to have been introduced into this country about fifty years ago, but the breed finds little, if any, favor here, and as a result they have become run down and scattered promiscuously. In size they are medium, the cocks weighing 8 pounds (3.9 kg), the hens 6 pounds (2.9 kg). The cock has a well-formed head, rather large in size; stout, curved, black or horn-colored beak; rose comb, without spikes; full, heavy beard, which curves around to the back of the eyes; medium-sized earlobes; long, pendulous wattles; well-arched neck; broad back, tapering to the tail; full, round breast; compact, broad body; wings of medium size; strong thighs; legs of medium length and dark, lead color; the bottom of the foot, yellow; tail, erect and free from long sickle feathers. The hen is bearded like the cock; comb, similar, but smaller; back of less width; full breast, tail of medium size, and carried moderately erect; legs, same as cock's.


FOR FURTHER READING...

The following images come from the FeatherSite, "an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry". The Russian Orloffs page contains further information about this breed's history and more images of these fowl.


Cuckoo Russian Orloff Cock Spangled Russian Orloff Cock

Image Credits (from left to right): Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Barry Koffler

Please note: These links point to pages that are being served off of the cyborganic.net web server, which is not officially 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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