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Published on 13th May 2021 by staff

Sumava Chicken

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

Sumava Chicken
Sumava 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
Sumava Chickens
Sumava Chickens
Sumava Chicken Pictures
Sumava Chicken Pictures


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.

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