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Groninger Meeuw Chicken

Other name(s):
 Groninger Meeuwen;
Groningen Gull

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: Netherlands

History: The Groninger Meeuw chicken was developed at the end of the 18th century, in the province of Groningem. It was created by crossing Silver Penciled fowl to the German’s East Frisian Gull. The breed became respectably popular amongst locals, and the Silver variety was officially recognized in 1919.

After, the introduction of the Leghorn, the Groninger Meeuw chicken’s popularity rapidly declined. Today, the breed is extremely rare, with only 30 birds left in 1978. To help preserve the bird, the Groninger Meeuwan was established, in 1980.


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