The uniqueness of the Russian crested breed of chickens

The rather hardy and highly immune Russian Crested Chickens is one of the domestic farm animals most often raised on private farms. They can be white and colorful.

  1. About Russian with crest
  2. Differences in the exterior
  3. Economic indicators and benefits for breeding
  4. Basics of breeding

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Russian Crested breed of chickens

About Russian with a crest

The Russian crested breed of chickens goes back to the Russian hinterland and has a centuries-old history. In European countries, the crested livestock from Russia represented by a few copies. There are more Russian chickens and roosters in Asia.

Among Russian representatives, Russian Crested is easy to recognize in photos and videos, due to its unusual appearance.

Belongs to the Russian white breed chickens and the Russian crested breed of chickens to the meat-producing direction , being a good source of eggs, at the same time bringing good quality chicken meat.

A Russian crested breed of chickens appeared in the process of breeding, the aim of which was to breed an unusual external type of agricultural a bird, which also has a universal purpose and is able to withstand Russian frosts.

Russian pies that are quite active in nature do not show aggressiveness, but are quite emotional and flashy.Many of them may have affection for the owner.

Differences in the exterior

By the name of the variety it immediately becomes clear why the birds were named that way. The head of the hens is crowned with a luxurious crest, formed in the form of a small hat, and its presence is observed in both laying hens and roosters. However, the crest of hens, unlike roosters, is more developed and can be in the form of a straw sheaf or helmet, it can be sticking out or spreading, slightly combed back. The crested crest on the occipital region smoothly turns into a wide scruff.

In addition, the description of the birds includes a number of distinctive exterior features according to the standards:

  • large-sized body with a pronounced muscular relief, wide straight back and a slightly raised chest,
  • wings that are slightly lowered adjacent to the body and a slightly upturned tail with developed plaits,
  • head slightly extended forward with a strong yellow or black beak bent down,
  • strong feet without feather.

Plumage Rus FIR chicken breeds with tufts may be varied: blue, gray, black, salmon shades from light to red. The most common Russian crested breed of chickens where the white color of the feathers. Despite the color: whether the white hens are white or they are black, they are red or painted blue – the plumage of crested is always dense and dense.

Economic indicators and benefits for breeding

The universal breed is planted by private agricultural farms with the aim of obtaining chicken meat and eggs and lives up to the expectations of its owners:

  • the average mass of the carcass of a broiler-rooster is gaining 3.5 kg, chicken – up to 2.2 kg,
  • egg laying hens reaches 160 or more eggs in 1 year,
  • each egg with white or cream shell weighs 55 g or more,
  • the beginning of oviposition in crested laying hens occurs at 5-6 months of age.

Among the advantages which distinguish sya Russian crested chickens from the reviews indicate:

  • high rates of egg fertility,
  • laid by nature and instilled at the genetic level, incubating instinct, like kings,
  • a very high (over 90%) indicator of chickens hatchability,
  • bird endurance,
  • simple maintenance and care,
  • interesting appearance of hens.

As a disadvantage, many breeders in the characteristic indicate a decrease in egg production as the birds grow older, which is characteristic not only of these, but also of other pores d poultry. Many people have one more negative point – the need for periodic trimming of the chicken tuft, although this is required in a few cases, while the cockerel can go unshorn.

Basics of breeding

Chubaten chicken, quickly getting used to the new conditions of keeping the variety of feed, became popular among domestic and foreign farmers quite quickly. The vitality laid down in them at the genetic level does not create additional hassles for the owners when leaving and is limited by the standard set of rules for keeping poultry.

The Russian breed of chickens can be kept in the yard even in winter, without heating, lighting and on a poor diet, getting the minimum necessary for themselves.

Today, farmers are trying as comfortable conditions for keeping white and other chickens to provide indoor premises and nests , to equip artificial lighting and in ntilyatsiyu , lay the floor-quality bedding. All this directly affects the egg laying of hens and affects the quality of hatched chickens. In the summer, chickens are transferred outdoors to enclosures.

Living house.Russian crested breed of chickens.
Russian crested. Roosters and hens
Chicken breed Russian Crested

The breed’s diet includes a standard set of products that are given to representatives of other breeds: grain , greens, bran, ready-made feed mixtures.

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