German Sperber

A German Sperber rooster
Photo courtesy of Paul Bradshaw and Greenfire Farms

This German breed, whose name Sperber translates as "sparrow hawks," was developed from several breeds. Those used in the crossing included Plymouth Rocks, Scots Greys, Bergische Schlotterkamms and Black Minorcas.

This is a decent sized dual purpose breed. It sports a single comb, white earlobes, and whitish legs. It only occurs in Cuckoo.

The hens average 180 eggs, but occasional birds will produce 230 within a year. They rarely go broody.

The Sperber is also found in a bantam version.

Sperber Links: on the Sperber

German Sperber hen
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

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