Ogye

a.k.a. Yeonsan Ogye

An Ogye cockerel
Photo courtesy of Lee Seong Woon

This is an ancient Korean breed, known from back in the time of the Middle Ages. Today it is mainly bred in the Chungcheongnam-Do area of Korea.

Its most notable characteristics are the black skin, eye, comb and bone. It has only the normal four toes. Males weigh around 1.7 kg and females around 1.2 kg.


The head of an Ogye cockerel, showing the black skin and comb clearly
Photo courtesy of Lee Seong Woon

A small flock of Ogye
Photo courtesy of Lee Seong Woon

An Ogye pullet
Photo courtesy of Lee Seong Woon

A pair of Ogye
Photo courtesy of Lee Seong Woon


Ogye chicks
Photo courtesy of Lee Seong Woon


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