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What is Penedesenca Chicken Breed

What is Penedesenca Chicken Breed

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The Penedesenca is a breed of chicken native to the Spanish region of Catalonia, near Vilafranca del Penedés. It was developed in the first half of the 20th century from native poultry, and today it stands out for the coloration of its eggs, which are said to be among the darkest of all chicken breeds. Characteristics This Spanish breed is the exception to the rule that birds with white ears lay white eggs. Penedesencas are famous for their dark brown eggs, which are among the darkest eggs in the poultry world. These birds have a different type of comb than most chickens. It starts out as a simple ridge but expands into several lobes at the back. In the Catalan language they refer to this as a «peine de clavel» (crest en clavell) or a «peine de rey» (cresta de rei). Breed varieties The...