Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics
The Deutsche Sperber (German Sparrowhawk) is a German breed created in 1903 starting from crossbreeds with Bergische SchlottenKämmer, black Menorca, Livorno perniciata and Plymouth rock barred.
Rustic breed, resistant, excellent laying (eggs with white shell).
The only variety with a cuckoo mantle.
Simple crest with five points, straight in the cock and folded in the back in the hen. Horn-colored beak. White mumps and large and red wattles. medium long neck with cape that falls on the shoulders. Wide abdomen and back. Long, close-fitting wings.
- Roosters kg 2,5 - 3,0
- Hens 2.0 - 2.5 kg
Deutsche Sperber breed hen (photo www.deutschesperber.de)
Deutsche Sperber breed rooster (photo www.deutschesperber.de)