Russian Crested Hen

A flock of Russian Cresteds
Photo courtesy of Nikita Nosov

This has been a common Russian breed since ancient times. It is a medium-sized fowl with a small crest and it is found in a wide variety of colors. Cocks weigh in from 2.7 to 3.5 kg and hens from 2.2 to 2.7 kg.

They lay 180-200 creamy pink eggs per year.


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Russian Crested roosters
Photos courtesy of Nikita Nosov

Russian Crested females
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Young Red and White flocks
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Clearly, combs are not standardized -- 2 roosters "bookend" 3 hens
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Russian Crested chicks
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More of same
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A bit older
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