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Chicken breeds: Westfalische Totleger - Laying hen of Westphalia

Chicken breeds: Westfalische Totleger - Laying hen of Westphalia

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Ancient German breed. Raised in the German countryside, it is very close to the East Frisian Gull and Braeckel. It was originally called Alltasleger, denomination changed in 1904 to Totleger.
Small breed, excellent laying hen (white shell eggs).

Morphological characteristics

There are two varieties: golden and silver.
Small, pink ridge.
Whitish mumps. Medium wattles.
Wide abdomen.
Wide tail.

Medium weight:
- Roosters 2.5 kg
- Hens 2.0 kg

Golden Westfalische Totleger hen (photo http://jugendseite-westfalen.de)

Westfalische hen Totleger silver (photo http://jugendseite-westfalen.de)

Westfalische hen Totleger silver (photo http://jugendseite-westfalen.de)

Westfalische Totleger silver (photo www.gzv-kreis-soest.de)

Breed standard - FIAV

I - GENERALITIES

Origin
Germany, already known in the 19th century in the Westphalia region. Closely related to the East Frisian Seagull and Braekel.

Egg
Minimum weight g. 53
Shell color: white.

Ring
Rooster: 18
Hen: 16

II - TYPE AND ADDRESSES FOR THE SELECTION
Vigorous country-type chicken, medium height and with abundant plumage; very lively temperament.

III - STANDARD
General appearance and characteristics of the breed

1- FORM
Trunk: full, deep and rounded.
Head: of medium width and depth, elongated.
Beak: powerful; bluish horn color.
Eyes: dark brown iris.
Crest: small, finely pearly crest; fine spine, straight or slightly inclined downwards. In the hen the crest is smaller.
Bargigli: of medium length and fine texture. Little ones in the hen.
Face: red, with small feathers.
Mumps: small, round and bluish white in color. Smaller in the hen.
Neck: of medium length; abundant cape.
Shoulders: wide and rounded.
Back: medium length, slightly inclined. Croup with numerous lanceolate. In the less inclined hen of the rooster.
Wings: strong, well-tightened to the body.
Tail: large, full, open and high-carried, with long, wide and well-rounded sickles. In the hen carried a little lower.
Chest: well rounded. In the full and deep hen.
Legs: powerful legs of medium length; they are more visible in the hen. Fine gray-blue tarsi. Well spread fingers.
Belly: wide and full. In the well-developed hen.

2 - WEIGHTS
ROOSTER: Kg. 2,0 - 2,5
HEN: Kg. 1,5 - 2,0

Serious faults: typology from Hamburg; habit too high; coarse skeleton.

3 - PLUMAGE
Conformation: well tightened to the body.

IV - COLORS

BLACK BARRED SILVER
COCK
Head, cape, shoulders, back and silver white back. Black tail with slight white flaking on the edges of the sickles. The rest of the plumage and the small sickles are silver white with black, coarse and irregular flocking, which dilutes to dark gray in the duvet and belly.
Dark gray down jacket.
HEN
Silver white head and cape, slight flocking allowed in the lower part. The rest of the plumage is more finely flocked than that of the rooster, so that it appears dotted with black. The flocking extends to the end of the helmsman which is however black.
Serious defects: very coarse stitches or flocking; insufficient design in the helmsmen of the hen.

GOLD BARRATA BLACK
GALLO and GALLINA
Golden brown rooster, slightly lighter hen. The design is the same as the Silver Barred Black variety.
Serious defects: presence of white in the remiges and helmsmen; same design flaws as Silver Barred Black.


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