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DENIZLI (DENIZLI HOROZU)

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Denizli Page One / Page Two



 



DENIZLI HOROZU (the Denizli Chicken)

 

The images of the official breeding station in Denizli above are from the official turkish website.

 

Images and the texts below are courtesy of Mr. Mehmet Akdeniz, mehmetakdeniz@hotmail.com

 

This is the Turkish long-crowing fowl.
The breed was developed in the southwestern part of Turkey, near the town of Denizli.


Its crow can last 15-35 seconds.
A first year bird has a crow of 20-25 seconds.
Length of the crow diminishes after three years of age.
Three types of crows exist: light, Davudi (medium), and coarse. Davudi is a single and clear voice.

The neck and legs of these birds are long. The breast is deep and wide and a squirrel tail is the norm for the breed. Rose and single combs both occur. Denizli fowl appear in 5 color varieties:
Demirkyr (a balanced mixture of black and white);
Pamukkyr (more white color than black color);
Kinali (red spots on the wings);
Al (Red) (a mixture of red and black colors);
Black (completely black, no white feathers).

Cocks weigh 3-3.5 kg (7-8.5 lb) and hens 2-2.5 kg (5-6 lb). This is not a highly fertile breed, so a male should only be given 3 hens in a breeding pen.

Chicks are black or yellowish black and are slow to feather out, maturing at about eight months. Around 70 eggs are produced yearly and the hens are nonsitters.

 


 

Denizli Links

 

Denizli Horozu (In Turkish)

 

Denizli Horozu Blog (In Turkish)

 

Denizli Roosters Care, Facilities and Production (In Turkish)

 

Megumi Aviary Longcrower Page (In English)



AL DENIZLI - in the red colour variation
AL DENIZLI - in the red colour variation

BLACK DENIZLI
BLACK DENIZLI

 
DEMIRKYR DENIZLI
DEMIRKYR DENIZLI
DEMIRKYR DENIZLI
 

 


 

Above, this Denizli rooster from the exports to America in 2002 shows the identical color pattern to the Demirkyr Denizli in Turkey. The rooster is shown at left and middle in breeding season plumage. At right he can be seen in late fall going through a partial eclipse - changing his plumage after the breeding season - as does the Jungle Fowl - called the Eclipse Moult. The usually long and vibrant gold neck hackle has been replaced with shorter black feathers. The neck will begin to change back to breeding season plumage after ca. two months in eclipse. Photos courtesy of David Rogers, Megumi Aviary 恵みの鶏舎.

 

 

Below, DEMIRKYR DENIZLI

This is a shot of my own group - a superb 18-second trumpeter!

 

 

 

 



Denizli Page One / Page Two


 
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