Currently, the breed of chickens Westphalian Totleger is not common. Only some amateur poultry farmers are engaged in its breeding, who are trying to save the breed, not to let it disappear without a trace. The main feature of these feathered pets is that they are able to carry eggs until death.
The annual egg production of the Westphalian Totlegers is about 150 eggs per laying hen. The shell is usually white. The average weight of an egg is 50 grams. The weight of an adult chicken reaches one and a half kilograms, the roosters weigh about two kilograms.
Together with a good and most importantly long egg production, the birds of this breed are distinguished by a beautiful and unusual plumage color – bright pockmarked. It also plays an essential role for the poultry farmer who is looking for feathered pets to breed for decorative purposes.
Westphalian Totlegers are very active. Their favorite activity is to climb higher: on trees, a fence, a roof or another hill. The owner of such birds must take care of their pets in advance and create for them all the necessary conditions for keeping, for example, equip walking with special horizontal bars, as well as a roof.
The main disadvantage of hens of this breed is their increased aggression, especially roosters. They often enter into fights, provoke other poultry to fights.
Westphalian Totlegers are distinguished by their large build. They have a broad back and a large belly and chest. On a small head is a crest of medium size. At the rooster he is lying. The eyes are small and brown or black. The lobes of laying hens have a bluish tinge, those of roosters are white. The beak is strong, not very long, slightly curved at the end. Legs are strong and strong. The plumage of the bird is lush, plentiful, and the wings fit snugly to the body.
Cell content for chickens of this breed is not acceptable. They are very active and need constant movement, so it is imperative to build walking yards for them. In the diet of feathered pets, there must certainly be animal and vegetable feed. Even in winter, they should be given greens and insects, and in their absence, special supplements rich in vitamins.