Denizli Fowl

A Denizli rooster
Photo courtesy of Mehmet Akdeniz, mehmetakdeniz@msn.com

This is the Turkish long-crowing fowl. The breed was developed in the southwestern part of Turkey, near the town of Denizli. Its crow can last 15-35 seconds. A first year bird has a crow of 20-25 seconds. Length of the crow diminishes after 3 years of age. Three types of crows exist: light, Davudi (medium), and coarse. Davudi is a single and clear voice.

The neck and legs of these birds are long. The breast is deep and wide and a squirrel tail is the norm for the breed. Rose and single combs both occur. Denizli fowl appear in 5 color varieties: Demirkyr (a balanced mixture of black and white); Pamukkyr (more white color than black color); Kinali (red spots on the wings); Al (Red) (a mixture of red and black colors); Black (completely black, no white feathers). Cocks weigh 3-3.5 kg (7-8.5 lb) and hens 2-2.5 kg (5-6 lb). This is not a highly fertile breed, so a male should only be given 3 hens in a breeding pen.

Chicks are black or yellowish black and are slow to feather out, maturing at about 8 months. Around 70 eggs are produced yearly and the hens are nonsitters.


Denizli Links:

Here's a Turkish page (in English) on the Denizli

Toni-Marie's Onagadori South Feather Farm

Mark King's Denizli page

Weatherwood Long Crower Exotic Fowl

Here are two sound clips of crowing Denizli from Murat Petek -- roo one, roo two.

Denizli at Flying A Farm


A Denizli cockerel doing his thing
Photo courtesy of Toni-Marie Astin

A pair of Black Denizli fowl
Photo courtesy of Mehmet Akdeniz, mehmetakdeniz@msn.com

A Denizli hen
Photo courtesy of Murat Petek

Red Denizli males
Photos courtesy of Mehmet Akdeniz, mehmetakdeniz@msn.com

A Black Denizli cockerel
Photo courtesy of Mehmet Akdeniz, mehmetakdeniz@msn.com

Another male Denizli
Photo courtesy of Murat Petek

A trio of Denizli
Photo courtesy of David Rogers and Megumi Aviary

Some Denizli hens
Photos courtesy of Mehmet Akdeniz, mehmetakdeniz@msn.com

A pair of Demirkyr Denizli
Photo courtesy of Mehmet Akdeniz, mehmetakdeniz@msn.com

Another pair of Denizli
Photo courtesy of Toni-Marie Astin

Another Black Denizli hen
Photos courtesy of Mehmet Akdeniz, mehmetakdeniz@msn.com

Six-week-old Denizli cockerels and a pullet
Photos © Jamie McCallum

Young Denizli at 3 months
Photo © Jamie McCallum

This rooster is telling the world about Denizli
Photo courtesy of Cemil Parlakay

And these roosters are telling each other
Photos courtesy of Murat Petek


Denizli chicks
Photos © Jamie McCallum


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