Lohmann Brown is a meat-and-egg (universal) breed of hen.
History: the breed was bred in Germany by Lohmann Tirtsucht. The first productive herds of the parent breed were received in 1961. In 1977, the joint-stock company, headed by Lohmann Tirtsucht, organized its own egg production and veterinary laboratory. In 1987, the Lohmann Brown breed spread around the world.
When breeding the breed, the emphasis was on a highly productive bird that will lay well, give a tasty chicken and adapt to any climatic conditions or housing technologies.
Advantages of genotype:
- eggs are large, with a dense brown shell;
- period of intensive egg-laying lasts 80 weeks;
- birds begin to lay from 135 days of age;
- per year one laying hen lays about 300-320 eggs.
- unpretentiousness to the keeping conditions;
- good hatchability of chicks – up to 80%. Chickens have a very high viability – survival rate is 98%.
Exterior: Adult roosters reach 3.5 kg of live weight, females no more than two. The color-type is brown without white spots. The earrings and crest are red. The plumage is dense, well-developed tail and small wings, high legs.
Features of keeping: Birds are compliant and sociable, easily get along with other species, quickly get used to new conditions. The breed is not prone to excessive weight gain.