Kraienkoppe

or Twentse Hoen

A Silver Kraienkoppe male
Photo courtesy of Keith Reno

This breed was developed in Holland and Germany in the mid-nineteenth century. Among the breeds in its ancestory are Old English and Belgian Game, Malays, and Leghorns.

The birds have an upright stance, long back, strong head and are very fully feathered in the hackle and saddle. The walnut comb and wattles are quite small.

The breed is found in Silver and Blackbreasted Red.


Kraienkoppe Links:

Kraienkoppe at DTsfowl


A Black-breasted Red Kraienkoppe cock
Photo courtesy of Ron and Debbie Skinner

A Kraienkoppe hen
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A Gold Duckwing Twentse cock and his head
Photos courtesy of Paul Bradshaw and Greenfire Farms

A flock of Black-breasted Reds
hanging out with some Guineas
Photo courtesy of Ron and Debbie Skinner

Three Kraienkoppe from Germany -- Gold Duckwing, Partridge and and bantam BB Red
Photos courtesy of Sascha Michel

Gold Duckwing Kraienkoppe
Photo courtesy of Paul Bradshaw and Greenfire Farms

Two more Black-breasted Red cockerels
Photos courtesy of George McLaughlin, Jr.

Kraienkoppe hen heads
Photo courtesy of George McLaughlin, Jr.

Pushing the envelope!
Photo courtesy of Paul Bradshaw and Greenfire Farms

A Cinnamon Kraienkoppe hen with both Cinnamon and White chicks
Photo courtesy of George McLaughlin, Jr.

Another hen with chicks
Photo courtesy of George McLaughlin, Jr.


A Silver Kraienkoppe chick
Photo courtesy of Valerie Ackley

Kraienkoppe chicks
Photo courtesy of Daniel Thornton

A Blackbreasted Red chick
"Cisco the Kid"


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