The Groninger

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The Groninger

Post by stephen » 15 Jun 2008, 13:28

The Groninger


Post by Clucky » 15 Jun 2008, 13:53

The Groninger...

All following information from Feathersite


If you like the Fresian but stockier, this is the one for you.
This Dutch breed is related to the Fresian but is around 25% larger, with the males weighing around 2.5 kilograms (6 pounds). They are excellent foragers and good winter layers.

They are only found in two colors: "Zilverpel" (white with black markings) and "Goudpel" (golden brown with black markings). The eye is brown and the tail should not be carried higher than 60 degrees, unlike the similar Fresians, which carry their tails at nearly 90 degrees.

The Groninger Meeuwen were nearly extinct in 1980, with only 26 birds left, but fortunately a group of poultry enthusiasts in The Netherlands took notice of the breed and have brought it back.
One for my wish list!


Re: The Groninger

Post by paulfgb » 25 Sep 2010, 03:09

A picture from a show I judged..

Very pretty bantams
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Re: The Groninger

Post by Hen-Gen » 25 Sep 2010, 11:09

Never seen one. Years ago was an article (in PP, I think) about a guy who did Silver Campine X Black Australorp matings. They looked just like these but were productive aswell. Always stuck in my mind as one for the future! :grin:
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Re: The Groninger

Post by CP » 25 Sep 2010, 11:11

They're very pretty birds! :grin: Bet they don't come in bantam version. :|
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Re: The Groninger

Post by storminstaffs » 25 Sep 2010, 21:41

paulfgb wrote:A picture from a show I judged..

Very pretty bantams
wow :grin:

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Re: The Groninger

Post by NCOTB » 26 Sep 2010, 00:51

Very pretty :grin:


Re: The Groninger

Post by Lisleoise » 26 Sep 2010, 08:30

Beautiful :thumbright:

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