PUBLISHED: 10:59 23 December 2010 | UPDATED: 11:41 15 July 2015
A good layer, extremely hardy.
A placid, extremely hardy bird, predominantly black with copper neck markings, and capable of laying around 280 brown, thick-shelled eggs per year. A registered hybrid, only available through agents, so if you see them for sale in a market it’s unlikely that they’ll be the real thing. At the end of the laying period you’ll get a well-fleshed bird for the table.