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Norwegian Jaerhon Chickens

Norwegian Jaerhon

The Jaerhon is the only breed that is credited to Norway. It was developed around 1920 by breeders around the town of Stavanger on the southern Atlantic coast of Norway. The breed first made its way to North America only recently, around the turn of the century. These birds are small, hardy, and active and are good fliers. The hens do not tend to go broody and they often wear themselves out by laying lots and lots of large eggs.

The breed has not yet been recognized by an poultry association in North America.




Characteristics: They have a small single comb, wattles, and earlobes. The comb and wattles are red and the earlobes are white. They are small in stature, actually almost the size of a banty, but their hens are excellent layers of large white eggs. Jaerhons are small, hardy, and active birds that can fly well. Hens don't tend to go broody.

  • Standard Weights: Cock-5 pounds; hen-3 pounds; cockerel-4 pounds; pullet-2 pounds.
  • Skin Color: White
  • Egg Shell Color: White
  • Use: An egg producing variety.
  • Origin: Norway




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