Breed Club Secretary
Rare Poultry Society
Alexandra Cottage, 8 St Thomas’s Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire,
TheAusaberger Chickensis a ligt, German breed and is fairly rare. The breed originated from crossings between La Fleche, Minorca and the Rheinlander appearing around 1870 in Augsburg in the Black Forest.
The Ausaberger Chickens is basically an all black bird with an elongated cup shaped comb or two lines of spikes. Plumage is black with a greenish sheen throughout. The comb is similar to a Buttercup comb: although after the first couple points it should split into two ‘single’ combs. The result sresembles a cup comb, but should consist of two separate blades touching each other the rear. Face, comb and wattles are bright red, and the ear lobes are smooth and white. Legs and feet are slate.
Available in white and as a bantam but rare both in the UK and Europe.
Light / Rare