Hamburgh / Hamburg Chickens
The Hamburg or Hamburgh in Britain, is a chicken breed developed in Holland and Germany prior to 1700. It is comparatively rare.
Hamburgh chickens mature quickly and are considered good egg producers. Their eggs are rather small with white, glossy shells.
It is a small breed, cockerels tend to weigh only 5 pounds and hens about 4 lb (2.25 and 1.75 kg) with slender legs and a neat rose comb.
The bird comes in more than ten different varieties, including: Silver-Spangled, Golden-Spangled, Silver-Pencilled, Golden-Pencilled, White, and Black.
Pencilled breeds are smallest and self-coloured birds are largest. There are also bantam Hamburghs, which weigh about 1.5 pounds. Hamburghs are hardy, active birds who are capable of flight and often jumpy around humans.