North Holland Blue Chickens
North Holland Blue Chicken
Breed Club SecretaryRare Poultry Society
Alexandra Cottage, 8 St Thomas's Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire,
HistoryA breed, that at first glance, looks very like Marans with feathered legs, they share common ancestry in the breed called Malines. The male is normally of a lighter colour than the female They are judged more on their utility properties than on markings. This breed was very popular before the last war due to its quick maturity and rapid growth. The breed was largely preserved by Les Miles of Brigadier Hill, Enfield who distributed eggs and stock. Also kept by Gillingham rare Breeds in Dorset.
CharacteristicsSex linkage as with Marans in that when crossed with an unbarred male the male chicks have a large white / yellow head spot.
ClassificationHeavy / Rare