Kosova Longcrower

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The Kosovo (or Drenica) long crowers could be found all throughout the Republic of Kosovo since time immemorable, as well as Metohija, and Sandzak. The breed was developed in the province of Drenica, and can be found throughout many of the villages there such as Polac Trstenik, Likoshan, and Vrbovec where they were kept by farmers and passed down generation to generation until the present, and later found in cities such as Glogovac, Skenderaj, Pristina, Vuńćitrn, Mitrovica, Gnjilane, Pec, and more.

The Kosovo Longcrower's are a little known of race of chickens that are widespread throughout Kosovo and Metohija, as well as in some parts of Sandzak. It is assumed that the indigenous race was brought from Turkey, during the occupation of the Balkans, by some travelers around 1936. In the foreign media called muzikale Gjilan / Gnjilane, some experts even argue that this race from the exterior looks much like the rare Dutch Brabanter. This could be why the German's claim them as their race under the name of Bosniak (data from year 1990), it is associated with the same name in some places around Pec in Kosovo, where it is also known as a great singer. Any name that you take into account the assumption that it is the same race that appears in three versions.

The first variant of the Kosovo singer is reflected in the shape of the head, which is the only variance between the varieties. The head is large, with a strong beak, and eagle eyes with dark or light pigments depending on the color of the feathers. They have very muscular, featherless, long legs with a black coloration (though sometimes having a yellow tint), while the body posture and the head is held uprightly, with close-fitting feathers. Their tail is held erectly with a few saber pen. These birds have a small red V-comb, and a large crest that leans forward. Wattles are big and bright red, and earlobes red and large, often with a tinge of white.

The difference between the first and second is the appearance and position of the tassel, which stands completely upright and spreads out of heights up to 8 inches falling on one side of the head or the other.

The third variation is a result from uncontrolled crossing between the first and second variations of the breed, it occurs in many colors. Mainly solid black with a bright or dark eye color. The difference of this version compared to the first two is in the appearance of the comb. Which is a large, jagged form with some strains, particularly at the end of the comb that always ends with two or more symmetrical horns. The crest is large and leans forward as with the first variety.


The main characteristic of this breed is the long, melodic crow, which tends to be longer than most other breeds. The crow is a long, and usually lower pitched crow though some have a strong, deep, and resonant voice that makes you ask yourselves whether it is possible that such a little thing can produce that sound. The typical crow is about twenty to forty seconds, though they can sing up to 60, which depends highly on the breeding. People argue that it is attributed to a larger lung capacity, while others are inclined to believe that the ability of the Kosova crowers to sing musically and long stemmed precisely from his lively, restless and belligerent temperament.

They fall into the low category for egg laying, the average hen does not lay more than 160 eggs per year. The eggs are white, weighing 55 to 60 grams. They're a fast growing breed, and mature early. Roosters will being crowing at around 6 to 7 months and is breeding by 8 months. Roosters maximum weight is up to four pounds, and three pounds for hens.

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