Breeds of chickens: Ramelsloher

Breeds of chickens: Ramelsloher

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German breed officially recognized in 1874. Its origins are controversial.
Light breed with dual attitude.

The known varieties are the one with white and yellow coat (fawn).
Head with simple crest with posterior lobe well detached from the nape. Eye with dark iris. Long wattles. Wide abdomen and back. Wings well developed and close fitting. Tarsi slate.


Selected in the village of Ramelsloh (district of Hamburg) starting from typical rural subjects of the Vierlaend. First exhibited in Hamburg in 1874 under the Ramelsloh denomination. Improved later with the Andalusian Splash.

Minimum weight g. 56
Shell color: white.

Rooster: 20
Hen: 18

Large and vigorous chicken with an elongated and cylindrical body. Simple crest of medium size; bluish white mumps; beak and blue tarsi; quite long and closed plumage; lively but docile character.


General appearance and characteristics of the breed

Trunk: cylindrical shape, compact with full back. In the hen carried almost horizontal.
Head: strong; wide skull. In the hen clearly smaller than that of the rooster; flat skull.
Beak: strong, curved; pure light blue color lightened on the tip.
Big eyes; dark brown iris; circled in black.
Crest: simple not too high; blade of a constant width, lobe does not follow the line of the nape; 5/7 teeth that give a saw shape, cut on the third of the height of the ridge. On each side is a row of small straight feathers. In the hen more or less with bluish shades; slightly bent lobe tolerated.
Bargigli: medium length. Little ones in the hen.
Face: red, garnished with numerous small feathers. In the hen the face can have a bluish hue.
Orecchioni: medium size, almond shaped and well fitting; bluish white. In the hen, clearly more bluish than those of the rooster.
Neck: fiercely raised, arched, not too strong; full but not too long cape.
Shoulders: wide and slightly rounded.
Back: of constant width, long, slightly inclined. Croup rich in abundant lanceolate, but not too long. In the hen, back as horizontal as possible, without the formation of bearings towards the tail.
Ali: well closed and tightly closed to the body.
Tail: of medium length; the width of an average hand; helmsman of almost equal length; forms an obtuse angle with the back; slightly open at the bottom; well arched, not wide, sickles must not exceed medium length. In the fairly short hen; helmsman covered up to three quarters of their length by the abundantly developed coverts.
Chest: wide and full. In the deep enough hen.
Legs: legs spread apart; powerful; with strongly adherent plumage. Medium length tarsi; not too coarse; smooth; slate blue; clearer in subjects over several years. Long, well-spread fingers: white nails.
Belly: full and deep.

ROOSTER: Kg. 2,5 - 3,0
HEN: Kg. 2,0 - 2.5

Serious faults: narrow body; flat chest; short back; strongly inclined back, especially in the hen; square tail; red or orange iris; beak without the slightest trace of blue pigmentation; overly large ridge; "S" ridge in the hen.

Conformation: hard, well tightened to the body.


Cream white plumage; yellowish reflections tolerated in the rooster cape and rump.
Serious defects: spotted sickles, presence of feathers of other color.

Uniform fawn plumage. Black tail tolerated.
Serious defects: strongly uneven or washed-out color, presence of feathers of another color, excess of black in the tail.

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