An old Russian landrace from the Nisjnii Novgorod region east of Moscow. The Pavlov breed was almost extinct by the beginning of the 1900s, but have been reconstructed from a very few birds by a great effort by Russian breeders and enthusiasts.


The Pavlov is a very hardy bird with several features resembling that of wild grouses. The feet and legs are, uniquely to this breed, feathered with small feathers on all toes, and not only on the outer side of the leg and outer toe. The head is fully bearded, has muffs and a characteristically crest and the comb is very small. The roosters comb also has a small horn to each side. Some individuals may have an extra back toe.

The aim for this breed is to restore the features of the original bird rather than to develop a new ornamental breed. Apart from the visual features the focus points is to preserve early sexual maturity, a well developed hatching instinct and viability among the chickens.


Gold, Silver, White


Type: light landrace-type

Weight hen: ca 1,2 – 1,4 kg

Weight rooster: ca 1,7 – 1,8 kg

Egg: ca 50 gram, White

Eggs a year: ca 80