Denizli Rooster

Click to see the original image 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 3 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: Demirkir (a balanced mixture of black and white); Pamukkir (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.

Click to see the original image "Denizli Rooster", the symbol of Denizli is a domestic species which is well known in even the farthest regions to this city with its colour and body building, harmonious long and beautiful crowing. According to some rumours, Berat roosters having long crowing were brought to Istanbul during Ottoman Empire from Albania and then brought to Denizli and crossbred with domestic chicken of Denizli and thus Denizli Rooster species was originated but it is not true. Because there are no similarities between two species when compared in terms of colour and body structure. Denizli rooster was originated automatically upon great care shown by the people living in Denizli to long crowing rooster for centuries.

Click to see the original image The colour of Denizli rooster's eyes is black and blackened with kohl. Its legs are dark grey or purple, its comb is in big axe comb, and atrium is red or white spots on red background, general colour is black and dirty white together. Sometimes wing features have brown colours. Red roosters have black-white mixture. Their alive weight is about 3-3.5 kg. They are divided into 3 groups according to their colours, body building and combs types. According to their colours they are classified into 6 groups as: Demirkir, Pamukkir, Kinali, Al, Siyah and Kurklu. According to their body building, they are divided into 3 types, namely : Yuksek boyun, Sulun and Kupeli. According to their combs, they are divided into 2 types: Genish ibik (Large comb) and Dar ibik (Narrow Comb).

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