Posted by: wendyquest | October 26, 2011

Chicken Ranching – Breeds – Chantecler

Although the name Chantecler is common, this breed is actually quite rare. They are a Canadian breed, developed to withstand the cold winters and have an excellent egg production (about 5 eggs a week).

Brother Wilfrid of Quebec spent 9 years developing the breed and giving it a name from a popular French fable about a rooster named Chantecler who was in love with a golden pheasant.

It’s a heavier bird (plenty of insulation) with smaller combs and wattles to endure frosty days. A standard male weighs between 3.4 to 3.9 kg (about 9 lbs) and a hen 2.5 to 3 kg (about 6.5 lbs).

Hens lay about 210 light brown eggs a year.

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