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Norwegian Jaerhons Chicken Breed Profile

Norwegian Jaerhons Chicken Breed Profile

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The Jaerhons chicken is the only indigenous breed of chicken in Norway. It is named after the traditional district of Jæren in Rogaland County. The breed was rescued from extinction in the early 20th century. Fortunately, there were some amateur breeders of the breed in Jæren who took responsibility for preserving this bird and preventing its demise. Jaerhons Chicken Characteristics The Norwegian Jaerhons chicken is a medium-sized breed of chicken. The rooster weighs about 2 kg and the chicken weighs 1.75 kg. It is a very graceful and slender bird with a single comb and reasonably large red chins. They also have white earlobes and their legs are bright yellow. Breed Varieties Two varieties of color are recognized for the Jaerhons chicken; The dark brown and yellow variety, and the light br...