Somborska Kaporka

aka Sombor Crested

A Barred Somborska Kaporka cock
Photo courtesy of Goran Vuckovic

My information about this breed was mostly supplied by Goran Vuckovic

The Somborska Kaporka was developed in the town of Sombor, in Serbia, during the first half of the 20th century. It is the result of crossing native fowl with Houdans and Sulmtalers.

This is a hardy, medium-sized, crested, active chicken which is good on free range. They are very good winter layers (averaging 200-220 eggs) and also good broodies. The best hens can lay up to 260 eggs in a year. Their meat is also supposed to be very tasty.

Roosters weigh 3.5-4 kg by 6 months, and hens 2.5-3 kg.

The common varieties are White, Black, Buff, Red, Barred and Blue.


Somborska Links:

A Facebook page (in Serbian?) on the Somborska Kaporka -- but there's lots of pictures


White Somborska Kaporka cockerels
Photos courtesy of Goran Vuckovic

A flock of young White and Red Somborska Kaporka
Photo courtesy of Goran Vuckovic

Blue Somborska Kaporka, cockerel and pullet
Photos courtesy of Goran Vuckovic

Two Barred hens and a pullet
Photos courtesy of Goran Vuckovic

Red Somborska Kaporka pullets
Photo courtesy of Goran Vuckovic

White Somborska Kaporka, hen and pullet
Photos courtesy of Goran Vuckovic

A pair of Red Somborska Kaporka
Photos courtesy of Goran Vuckovic

A White Somborska Kaporka cockerel and his head
Photos courtesy of Goran Vuckovic


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