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Published on 5th December 2022 by staff

Sumava Chicken

Sumava Chickens
Sumava Chickens

Sumava chicken has its origin in the Bohemian forest of Czech Republic. It’s a very old breed of chicken.

Other NamesŠumavanka
ColorChestnut body color with black tail
PersonalityShy, nervous
PurposeEggs, meat, preservation
Eggs180 eggs per year, brown in color, each weighing around 58 g
WeightMale: 2.9–3.6 kg
Female: 2.4–3.1 kg
Conservation StatusRare
Country of OriginCzech Republic


The original breed was nearly extinct but, was restored in the second half of 20th century by crossbreeding the few remaining original variety with Czech gold brindle chicken, Rhode Island, yellow Plymouth Rock, New Hampshire and Wyandotte.

Sumava Chicken
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