The Dandarawi is an old Egyptian breed hailing from the district in and around Dandera, where it is bred solely for egg production. It is one of the very few recognised breeds within Egypt. It has an unusual divided comb and may be related to ancient Bedouin fowl. Males are silver-grey in colour, females wheaten. Chicks are sex-linked, female chicks have a small black head spot. They are very hardy, extremely active, small boned and early maturing. They are an excellent layer of approximately 260 small eggs per year on a meagre diet. They have long been present in this country, and were accepted to the British Poultry Standards in 2017.