Basque Hen

a.k.a. Euskal Oiloa

A trio of Zilarra Basques
Photo courtesy of Euskal Oilozaleen Elkartea -- The Basque Hen Breeders Association

The Basque Hen is a Spanish dual purpose chicken with a single comb, red ear-lobes and yellow feet. Five varieties are known, as shown in the attached pictures.

Roosters weigh around 3.6kg and hens 2.5kg

They lay a fairly large brown egg.


Basque Links:

What are Euskal Oiloas or Basque Hens and why would anyone want these chickens?

Starting from scratch with Basque chickens

The Basque forum

Euskal Oiloa -- Basque Hens in North America

Slow Foods on the Basque chicken

Backyard Chickens on the Basque

Basques at Skyline Poultry

Just Struttin Farm has Basque

Basques for sale at Worth It Farms


Beltza Basques
Photo courtesy of Euskal Oilozaleen Elkartea -- The Basque Hen Breeders Association

Gorria Basque rooster
Photo courtesy of Euskal Oilozaleen Elkartea -- The Basque Hen Breeders Association

Lepasoila Basques
Photo courtesy of Euskal Oilozaleen Elkartea -- The Basque Hen Breeders Association

Marraduna Basque rooster
Photo courtesy of Euskal Oilozaleen Elkartea -- The Basque Hen Breeders Association

A flock of Basque Hens
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms


Basque chicks
Photo courtesy of Claire Smith


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