Erminettes

Present day Erminette pair
Photo courtesy of Curtis Burroughs

Around 1860 some white chickens with random black feathers came into the US from the West Indies. These original birds were Leghorn-sized fowl with small single combs.

A Brahma breeder introduced this pattern into his birds and created a true breeding fowl that he named the Erminette.

The pattern was shifted into other breeds and at the present time, the remaining Erminettes are single combed and clean legged.

A full history of the Erminette can be found in Curt Burroughs's SPPA article "The Erminette."


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These are the Brahma-based Erminettes from the 1870s
Photo courtesy of Curtis Burroughs & Glenn Drowns

Early Erminettes of the single combed type
Photo courtesy of Curtis Burroughs & Glenn Drowns

A hen of the past (left) and one from today
Photos courtesy of Curtis Burroughs & Glenn Drowns

Modern day Erminettes
Photos courtesy of Curtis Burroughs


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