Buff Catalanas are also known as 'Catalana Del Prat Leonada' and originated in the district of Prat near Barcelona, Catalana, Spain. It first became popular in Spain when it was exhibited in the 1902 Madrid World's Fair. It has not gained much popularity in either the U.S. or Canada.
It is noted for its hardiness and vigor. It is a dual purpose bird, that is, it is a good producer of both eggs and meat. It lays a large lightly tinted white egg. The buff colored, single comb variety was admitted to the standard in 1949.
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