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Westphalian Chicken

Westphalian Chicken

Other name(s):
 Westfalische Totleger;
Westphalian Totleger; Westphalian Deathlayer

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: Germany

History: The Westphalian Chicken (Westfälischer Totleger) is believed to have been created in Ravensburger, Germany in the 16th century from the Sprenkelhühner chicken. In the mid-1800's the breed’s popularity began its decline, and it nearly became extinct in World War II. Today, the Westfalischer Totleger is very uncommon. The nickname “Westphalian Deathlayer” means that the hens keep laying until their death.


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