Ovambo
Origin:
Africa
Egg Size:
Large
Avg # eggs:
129/yr
Comb:
Single
Standard Cock Size:
2.10 kg
Standard Hen Size:
1.54 kg

Ovambo

The Ovambo chicken is native to Southern African, where it originated in the northern part of Namibia and Ovamboland. The Ovambo is dark-coloured, and typically has dark black and red plumage. It is small in size and a very hardy breed. The Ovambo is also very aggressive and agile. It has been known to catch and eat mice and young rats. This chicken can fly and roosts in the top of trees to avoid predators.

References

  1. Mtileni BJ, Muchadeyi FC, Maiwashe A, Chimonyo M, Groeneveld E, Weigend S, Dzama K. Diversity and origin of South African chickens. 2011. Poultry Science.
  2. http://www.wickedfoodearth.co.za/tag/ovambo-chickens/