Castilla Termal joins the protection of the Gallina Castellana Negra

Castilla Termal joins the protection of the Gallina Castellana Negra

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Castilla Termal joins the protection of the Gallina Castellana Negra


The Gallina Castellana Negra, also known as the Black Castilian Hen, is a native chicken breed from Spain. It originates from the Castilla y Le贸n region, particularly from the provinces of Segovia and 脕vila.

This chicken is characterized by its completely black plumage, including the body, tail feathers, and wings. It has a medium size with a robust and muscular build. The head is small, with red combs or single combs. Additionally, it has black or bluish skin, and its legs are black or grayish in color.

The Gallina Castellana Negra is known for its hardiness and adaptability to different climatic conditions. It is a very resistant breed with great survival capabilities, making it suitable for free-range or extensive farming systems.

Regarding egg production, the Castellana Negra is not particularly prolific, laying around 120 to 160 eggs per year. However, its eggs are medium to large in size, with light brown shells.

At Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena we participate in the conservation of this avian species, for this we have set up a space for these precious birds. Every day we collect their eggs and incorporate them into dishes and recipes that you can enjoy in the restaurant of this 5* hotel located on the Golden Mile.

Furthermore, the meat of the Gallina Castellana Negra is highly regarded for its flavor and texture. It is juicy and tender, with a distinctive taste. In the traditional gastronomy of the Castilla y Le贸n region.

Despite its cultural and culinary value, the Gallina Castellana Negra has experienced a decline in population due to the introduction of more productive breeds in the poultry industry. Nevertheless, efforts are being made to conserve and promote this native breed, both for its cultural significance and its adaptability to sustainable breeding systems.