Euskal Oiloa and Rare Heritage Breed Chicken Links
What are Euskal Oiloas or Basque Hens and Why would anyone want these Chickens?
Those on poultry forums know the excruciating question, "If you had to pick one breed what would it be?" After 40 breeds in 4 years, and I can confidently say it would be these wonderful Basque Hens."
Basque Hen Chicks of the Rare Marraduna Euskal Oiloak Chicken Breed
The Euskal Oiloa chick is a determined and greedy little chicken, in a good way. Some chicks are extremely friendly right from day one, others become more friendly as they mature and may start to be friendly around 2 to 3 weeks old. The Euskal Oiloa chicks are inquisitive and bold and will investigate new sights, sounds and food.
Scratch Cradle Blog - Euskal Oiloa – Basque Hens
An excellent and accurate blog post about the history of the Basque region, the Euskal Oiloa chickens, their development and standards with references and great translations.
The Friendliest Rare Heritage Chicken Breeds!
This is for anyone who wants their chickens to be pets. These creatures are not as dumb as you think and when you have a tiny day old chick seeking you out for attention, you realize pets are not just cats and dogs!
Top 10 Favourite Rare Heritage Chicken Breeds and Why!
I want to share our experience raising these best rare breeds. These favourites were chosen for their friendliness, hardiness, beauty and the beauty of the eggs.
Websites and Blogs
- Basque Hens on Feathersite. This is where I first saw a picture of Euskal Oiloa and decided on them!
- Eoalak-Breeders Association of the Basque Association of Chickens Great information on the whole site, this page is overall breed standards.
- Wikipedia entry on Euskal Oiloa In Spanish.
- Ibarrola Bekoa Farm Website A breeders site in Spain with lots of pictures
- Spanish Blog about Euskal Oiloa - has the Spanish standard, translated by one of our forum members
- Raza aviar - Euskal Oiloa Beltza, Gorria, Marraduna y Zilarra -Spanish site with specific breed information and a short history of it's the development.
- Barracuda - Euskal-Oiloa Spanish Blog - Wonderful pictures of the Marraduna and another brief history
- Google Translate So you can translate some of the above
Forum Threads on Euskal Oiloa Basque Hens
- BackYardChickens Forum / Euskal Oiloa ( Basque Thread) Great thread with tons of pictures and more info on this great breed!
- Alberta Chicken etc Large thread On Euskal Oiloas Canadian forum thread with resources, links and discussion of Euskal Oiloas by owners of them and those seeking them.