Breeds of chickens: Dwarf New Hampshire

Breeds of chickens: Dwarf New Hampshire

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Breed recognized in 1961 in Germany and America. It lays eggs with a brown shell.

Morphological characteristics

Solid dwarf chicken, with a broad and medium height habit; lively and familiar temperament.
Colors: Golden Brown, White.
Medium weight:
- Gauls 1.1 - 1.3 kg
- Hens kg 0.7 - 1.1

New Hampshire Nana breed (photo

Breed standard - FIAV


Recognized in 1961 in Germany and America.

Minimum weight g. 40
Shell color: brown.

Rooster: 15
Hen: 13

Solid dwarf chicken, with a broad and medium height habit; lively and familiar temperament.

General appearance and characteristics of the breed

Trunk: medium length, wide and well rounded shape with chest carried well forward.
Head: small, flatter than rounded.
Beak: yellowish to reddish horn.
Eyes: live; orange to reddish brown iris.
Crest: simple, medium size and well implanted; with 4/5 wide and not too high teeth; lobe that follows the line of the nape without leaning on it.
Bargigli: medium size, without creases.
Face: smooth, fine texture; red.
Mumps: medium sized; smooth; bright red.
Neck: of medium length; abundant cape.
Shoulders: wide and rounded.
Back: medium length; wide and slightly concave; comeback without interruption with the rump. Full and wide croup.
Wings: medium size, well closed, horizontal and tight to the body.
Tail: medium length, full; well extended range; wide and medium-length sickle cells; helmsman wide open, but neatly overlapping. In the wide hen at the base that forms with the back an obtuse angle, but not too low.
Chest: full, wide and well rounded.
Legs: medium length legs; powerful; well spread. Medium length tarsi, smooth and yellow. Medium length and well spread fingers.
Belly: full and wide.

ROOSTER: Kg. 1,1 - 1,3
HEN: Kg. 0,7 - 1,1

Serious defects:
Back too flat or tight; too short and compact shape; flat chest; habit too detected or too low; white in the mumps.

Conformation: closed and well adherent to the body.


Golden brown head. Golden brown cape with light black design, as hidden as possible in the lower part. Small wing coverts and shoulders bright chestnut brown. Croup slightly darker than the cape, without drawing. There must be a contrast of the shades between the cape, the small wing coverts and the rump. Chestnut brown back. Chest and rest of light golden brown plumage. Primary remiges with internal beards with black longitudinal tract, along the spine and brown edging, golden brown internal beards a little lighter. Secondary remiges with medium-intensity golden brown internal beards with black longitudinal tract along the spine, the external beards in the end are medium-intensity golden brown. Black helmsman, slight brown edging allowed. Intense black sickles with strong green reflections. Small black sickles, narrow brown rim allowed. All the plumage of the rooster must have a strong brilliance.
The plumage of the coat is as a whole lighter and more uniform than that of the rooster; corresponds roughly to the color of the rooster's chest. A slight contrast between the cape, the cape and the small wing coverts may be present. Bright golden brown cape with black design in the lower part. Covering the wings of a medium intensity to light brown brown color. Drawing of the remiges like that of the rooster. Black helmsman, slight hems allowed. Black tail covers, slight hemming allowed. Large black tail coverts, as much as possible with brown edging.
Duvet in both sexes a little lighter than the cover color.
Serious Defects: color of the coverts strongly marbled; too dark shade of the plumage; presence of drawing in the saddle; total absence of the drawing in the remiges; gray down jacket; blackish traces in the coverts of the wings and on the plumage of the coat.

Silver white with no yellow highlights.
To completely avoid confusion with other breeds, you have to have high demands on the shape.
Serious defects: strong yellow reflections; confusion in the general impression; brownish traces.

Video: . New Hampshire chicks. White and red. Olympus farm.