Kosova Longcrowers certainly live up to their name; the roosters can crow for up to 60 seconds! The length of their crow decreases after their third year of life.
This is a dual-purpose breed, which means they are used for both meat and egg production. Kosova Longcrower hens will lay around 100 large brown eggs each year. They are not likely to become broody.
Kosova Longcrower Chicken Breed Quick Info
Kosova Longcrower Chicken Description
|Kosova Longcrower Type/Size:||Standard|
|Kosova Longcrower Ease of Raising/Keeping:||Medium|
|Kosova Longcrower Special Care Needs:||No|
|Is the Kosova Longcrower breed a common, rare, or protected breed of chicken?||Rare|
Kosova Longcrower Use
|Kosova Longcrower Temperament:||Indifferent, aloof|
|Kosova Longcrower Ability/Likelihood to Free Range:||Yes|
Kosova Longcrower Egg Production
|Estimated Number of Eggs Per Year||100|
|Likeliness to Brood Eggs/Raise Chicks||Low|
Kosova Longcrower Meat Production
|Dressed Weight Male||3.75 lbs|
|Dressed Weight Female||2.75 lbs|
Kosova Longcrower Climate Tolerance
Kosova Longcrower Age to Maturity
|Number of Months to Reach Full Size||6 Months|
|Number of Months to Start Egg Laying||5-6 Months|
|Number of Weeks/Months to Reach Meat Harvest Size||6 Months|
Kosova Longcrower Size at Maturity
Origins of Kosova Longcrower Chicken
The Kosova Longcrower chicken originated in the Kosova region of Turkey. They are an old landrace breed that was developed in this region. Until 2011, they were only kept in Turkey and were not found anywhere else around the world.
Today, it can be found across Europe, with most birds being raised in Slovakia. However, they remain rare outside of Kosova, Turkey, and are not a common breed in the United States.
Some Things to Know About Kosova Longcrower Chicken
The most distinguishing feature of this chicken is a tuft of crest feathers on top of their heads. They have black plumage, green legs, a yellow beak, and red or black eyes.
They may or may not have a bright red “V”-shaped comb, but will always have large, long wattles.
How Easy is it to Keep Kosova Longcrower Chickens?
The Kosova Longcrower chicken is an aloof, indifferent breed that is not very fond of human contact but also not overly flighty. They do well in free-range situations and prefer the heat over the cold.
Special Care and Considerations for Kosova Longcrower Chickens
Because of their large, long wattles, this breed is at risk of developing frostbite in the winter. You can use a swipe of vaseline to help protect their wattles from low temperatures.