Golden Montazah Chickens
The Golden Montazah was developed in Egypt in a project that was made to attempt to develop a variety of chickens, which could be utilized as a foundation stock for the process of establishing a hybrid for egg production. The Golden Montazah is the name given to the new variety which had been developed in the Montazah Poultry Research Farm from a cross between the Rhode Island Red and Dokki 4, using systems of breeding coupled with selection.
The downy color of the Golden Montazah chicks is yellowish red. Sex could be easily detected at hatching. Light bars cross each feather. While the red and the light bars of the males are of approximately equal width, in the female the light bars are approximately one-half of the width of the red bars. This variety of chickens has a Colombian pattern. The beak is yellowish brown; the shanks and the skin are yellow. This variety has a single comb and red earlobes. The Golden Montazah was found to be superior to Dokki 4 with respect to average annual egg production (167.4 eggs vs. 199.0 eggs) and average egg weight (49.8 g vs. 54.5 g). This variety of chickens could be more adapted to the unfavorable conditions imposed in the Egyptian farm.
Mature Adult (Hen) - 3.5 lbs.
Egg Shell Color
The Golden Montazah was developed as an egg producer.
Taha H. Mahmoud et al. Agric. Res. Rev. June, 1974:51-60. (submitted by Prof. Dr. Taha Hussein Mahmoud, Agriculture Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Cairo, Egypt)
Amer F. Strains of chickens developed in Egypt during the 1970s. In : Sauveur B. (ed.).
L'aviculture en Méditerranée. Montpellier : CIHEAM, 1990. p. 09-14 (Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens; n. 7)