Campines

A Silver Campine cockerel
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

The Campine breed was developed in the Campine country of Belgium, where it has been bred for centuries. It was developed for white egg production. The sexes are identical in color pattern and sometimes the males are hen-feathered. Campines come in two varieties, Silver and Golden.

Hen-feathering is when the male bird does not develop the typical long sickle feathers of a rooster, the pointed hackle (neck) feathers, or the pointed saddle feathers which hang in front of the tail. European Campines are often hen-feathered but in the US it is not as common and is a disqualification. Sebright bantams, on the other hand, must be hen-feathered to fit the breed standard.


Campine Links:

An SPPA article on The Campine: Silver and Gold by Sheila Holligan

Campines at Redmond's Rare Poultry Roost

Campines bantams at One Earth Farm

The Charm of the Campine -- an Australian paper on the Campine, downloadable as a pdf file


"Arn," a hen-feathered Golden Campine cockerel at 4 months of age

"Arn," again, at one year of age

Golden Campine pullets
Photos courtesy of Raymond Norton, Jr.

"Anshigg," a Golden Campine hen
Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue Tivol

"Kurita," a Silver Campine pullet
Photo courtesy of Ket

Chamois Campine cockerels and pullets
Photos courtesy of Tim Selander

A Silver Campine rooster

Here's an older Golden Campine hen
Photo courtesy of Jason C.

A (mostly) Chamois Campine flock
Photo courtesy of Raymond Norton, Jr.

Silver Campine cockerels, Geroge (left) and Fred
Photo courtesy of Nancy Lee

Another Golden Campine rooster
Photo courtesy of Toni-Marie Astin

Gold and Silver hens
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

Chamois Campine males
Photos courtesy of Raymond Norton, Jr.

Here's a Silver Campine male from Oz
Photo courtesy of Stuart Chalmers

Campines from Brazil, Gold and Silver
Photos courtesy of Joao Batista Zanin

A mixed flock of Golden and Chamois Campines
Photo courtesy of Raymond Norton, Jr.


Silver Campine chicks, pullet on the left
Photos courtesy of
Ket

A Golden Campine chick
Photo courtesy of Valerie Ackley

Gold Campine chicks
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

Silver Campine chicks
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker


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