Sundheimer Huhn at Zeche Zollern

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Sundheimer Hühner at Zeche Zollern, Germany

In earlier times German miners used to have a small garden for vegetable and animals behind their homes. While strolling around a mining settlement next to the colliery Zeche Zollern I came across this special breed of chickens. In German they are called Sundheimer.

This breed was bred in Sundheim, a place near the Rhine in the German region of Baden. Their purpose was to produce eggs as well as meat for food. So they were ideal for the diet of the miners.