Dandarawi Fowl

A Dandarawi rooster
Photo courtesy of Dr. M. N. Makled and the Students of Poultry Production at Assiut University

These chickens are found in upper Egypt. The males are black with white hackle and saddle and some white on the body and wings. Females are Wheaten-looking, reddish-brown, or grey, with a small, backward facing crest. They have a double-bladed single comb. Males weigh 1.3-1.5 kg (3-3.5 lb) and females 1.1-1.2 kg (2.75-3 lb).

They mature at 6-6 1/2 months and lay 140-160 eggs per year.

They are quite disease resistant and can take heat stress up to 40 degrees C.

The Dandarawi is an autosexing breed. The females have a dark spot on the head as chicks.


The head of a Dandarawi rooster
Photo courtesy of Darren Owen

The head of a pullet, showing the crest and the truncated single comb
Photo courtesy of Dr. M. N. Makled and the Students of Poultry Production at Assiut University

Dandarawi hens
Photo courtesy of Darren Owen

Another shot of the Dandarawi rooster
Photo courtesy of Dr. M. N. Makled and the Students of Poultry Production at Assiut University

Two Dandarawi hens
Photos courtesy of Dr. M. N. Makled and the Students of Poultry Production at Assiut University

A Dandarawi cockerel
Photo courtesy of Darren Owen


Dandarawi chicks
Photo courtesy of Darren


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