Origin - One of the oldest German breeds.
The word Toteleger means "dead layer".
Eggs - 120 eggs/year, small, white shell, 50-55 grams
Bird Size -
Rooster: 5.52 lbs
Hens: 4.1 lbs
Breed Pictures will be update by 06/01/2018. We welcome picture submissions and will credit. Must be your own images.
Body- full, deep, allround rounded body, semi-high stance
Plumage- full and firm against the body with speckle coloration, black dots littering in the pattern. Lower plumage and fluff is dark gray.
Face - Feathered
Eyes - Dark brown
Lobes - bluish white, round and not too big.
Comb - small rose comb, excellent for cold climites
Wattles- medium desired, to emphasize here also the weather resistance of the breed.
Beak - strong and bluish-horny.
Neck - medium-length, richly decorated - full, deep
Chest - Full and deep, clear breast-abundance
Thighs - Strong medium-length, fine boned
Legs/Feet -grey-blue, slender and elegant
Plumage- mottling is much finer than the cock, lower plumage and fluff is dark gray.
Chest- Full and deep, clear breast-abundance
Body- full, deep, rounded land-fowl form, pronounced belly.
Due to the bottleneck of the gene pool in the United States there have been the following issues reports:
-Weak Legs/Splay common
-High egg-death mortality