White Faced Black Spanish Chicken
This is probably the oldest breed in the Mediterranean Class. The large, smooth, white face and ear-lobes are distinct characteristics of the white faced black spanish chicken breed, but these features should not be subjected to abnormal development. If possible the white is expected to be chalk white without tinges of blue.
Characteristics: Adaptable to confinement, but prefers free range; flighty, haughty, noisy, avoids human contact. Reportedly subject to health problems; heat tolerant; combs subject to frostbite.
- Standard Weights: Cock-8 pounds; hen-6-1/2 pounds; cockerel-6-1/2 pounds; pullet-5-1/2 pounds.
- Skin Color: White
- Egg Shell Color: White
- Use: Egg production.
- Origin: Spain
Interested in raising chickens, but not sure which breed might be right for you?
Things to consider:
Geography: Consider geography when selecting a breed. In cooler areas of the country, consider raising heavier birds. In hotter areas, consider lighter weight birds. Some birds have been specially breed for cold climates. Consider these birds if you live in a cold-climate area.
Space: Where will you be raising these chickens? Do you have a lot of farm land for the animals to be raised on, or are you planning to raise them in your backyard? If you have a small space in which to raise the birds, choose breeds with a calmer temperament and avoid birds that are listed as active. Active birds will not be happy in close confinement.
Temperament: When choosing a breed, consider temperament. Some breeds are calmer than others. If raising chickens in a backyard or in the city, you may prefer a calmer breed.