One of my early favourite pullets from this season; good body length (almost horizontal without a cushion) with nice silver hackles. Her biggest fault is that her eye could be darker! There’s always something to work on. I’ve also included a couple of group shots of the NGs.
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Are Norfolk Greys worthwhile keeping and rearing?
Norfolk Greys make excellent table birds which develop well as the young fatten up quickly and the long deep breast provides plenty of white meat. As well as this, Norfolk Grey make good laying birds – laying over 200 eggs per year. The breed is a steadyand hardy breed meaning that they often tend toContinue reading “Are Norfolk Greys worthwhile keeping and rearing?”
I want to try to focus on the identification of obvious faults when breeding or buying Norfolk Greys and I’ve tried to include photos where they are available to act as a visual guide. Males should have a clean breast with no silver flecks or lacing as shown on the photo. The breast should beContinue reading “Identifying faults”
Gallery of Norfolk Greys
KEY FACTS: Origin: Norfolk Sizes: Large and bantam (bantam extremely rare) Classification: Rare Soft Feather heavy KEY CHARACTERISTICS: • The body should be rather long, broad at shoulders. Full, round breast carried upwards. Large wings well tucked up. Well feathered tail. • Skull should be fine. Beak short and well curved. Dark eyes large andContinue reading “Gallery of Norfolk Greys”
As the name suggests, the Norfolk Grey was created in Norfolk by Mr Fred Myhill of Wymondham sometime between 1910-1912. The breed was initially called Black Marias, but the spelling was later changed to Marea (Myhill said that the name he gave his new breed originated from the First World War name of German shellsContinue reading “BREED HISTORY”
NORFOLK GREY LARGE FOWL Origin: Great Britain Classification: Heavy: Rare Egg colour: Tinted The Norfolk Grey was first introduced by Mr Myhill of Norwich under the ugly name of Black Marias. They were first shown at the 1920 Dairy Show and were mainly the result of a cross breed between silver birchen Game and duckwingContinue reading “BREED STANDARD”