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Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
Other name(s): Kosovo Long Crowing Rooster; Serbian Longcrower; Serbian Singer; East-Serbian Longcrower; Kosovski pevac; Turski pevac
Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus
Country / Place of origin: Republic of Kosovo
History: The Kosovo Singer is thought to be an indigenous breed with Turkish ancestry. It is a common breed in Kosovo, Metohija, and Sandzak. The breed is a poor layer, and is primarily raised for its crowing ability.
Current Uses: Crowing, meat, brooder, and breed preservation
Appearance: The Kosovo Singer stands with an tall upright posture. They are solid black in color and have long full tails. Their crest is V-shaped, and covered with a medium sized full crest. Birds have featherless legs in black and brown.
Average weight: 6.5 - 8 lbs.
Lifespan: 8 - 12 years
Diet: The Kosovo Singer will be happy to forage for a portion of her diet. If caged, the breed will require extra feed. The breed does well on regular commercialized feed. If you do not allow your Kosovo Singer to free-range, then you should supplement their diet. They will need fresh fruits, vegetables, bugs, and grit. Fresh and clean water should always be available.
Housing: Their coop can be of an average build, and must be capable of keeping the birds safe from the weather and predators.
Health issues: The Kosovo Singer is not known to suffer from any particular health ailments. This being said, it is important that your birds are feed properly, housed in a well-drained area, and treated for parasites.
Behavior / Temperament / Activity level: The Kosovo Singer makes a fine backyard bird, and is a okay layer. Hens are often broody, and make excellent mothers.Written by Jamie Clark