The Westfalische Totleger, better known as the Deathlayer, is an very old and very rare German breed. While there is some debate on how they got the coolest name in the chicken world the most common explanation seems to be based on their egg production. They were said to lay an egg a day until the day they died. While this may be a bit of a stretch they are very good layers of medium white eggs. They are wonderful in a pasture environment as they forage very well. Their rose combs aid in their cold hardy nature. As with all our breeds we go to great lengths to assure we have the highest quality birds availabe 100% of our flock came directly from Greenfire Farms the original importer. This extremely rare, shockingly beautiful, ancient German breed has flirted with extinction for some time. We are proud to be able to offer this amazing bird to those looking to help bring it back from the brink.