These small, active, lovely chickens have been raised along the Nile River in Egypt for centuries, and even though quite common there, are practically unknown in this country.
No other breed matures quite so quickly as these do and the young pullets are apt to start laying their small tinted white eggs at 4 to 4-1/2 months while the cockerels will start to crow at an unbelievable 5 to 6 weeks.
They are attractively marked with silvery white hackle and white bars on black background throughout the body plumage.
Leg color can be either willow green or slate blue.
They lay white tinted eggs.
Baby chicks are highly colored in brown, black, and white markings on the back and a brownish purple head color.