Chicken Breed Profile

White-faced Black Spanish

The rare White-faced Black Spanish chicken originated in Spain during the Middle Ages and came to the New World by way of the Caribbean Islands. Also known as the Clown chicken, the breed is easily recognized by its large white earlobes. The breed comes in standard and bantam sizes, and only in black.

Weight: 6 to 7 pounds

Urban Uses: White-faced Black Spanish chickens are good layers, typically producing three eggs per week.

Egg Size: Large

Second Thoughts: Young birds may take some time to develop the breed’s classic white face. White-faced Black Spanish chickens tolerate confinement well.

Breed Association: American Bantam Association, American Poultry Association

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