Characteristics: The breed is a lively one that prefers to be out and about free ranging most of the time. The birds are very alert and inquisitive. Some can be rather wild in nature whilst others can be very friendly.
Primarily bred for egg production, Classed as a non-sitting, utility fowl, but upright carriage and attractive color marking have made Campines popular for exhibition purposes as well. The skin is white and the egg shells are also white.
The barring pattern in theses differs substatially to Rocks etc. as the bars have black lines three times the width of the white lines. The males are hen feathered and their feathering made them the basis of much work on auto sexing breeds and work on gold / silver sex linkeage. Birds are to be barred in a transverse (V) section with gold or silver ends and well defined edge markings. Legs and feet lead colored.