Chantecler
Chanteclers have the distinction of being the first-ever Canadian breed, and were developed for good egg and meat production and hardiness even in the coldest of winters. Toward that end, they're on the chunky side with extra-small combs and wattles. Today they're exceedingly rare throughout North America, but we do know of a few hatcheries that sell them, listed below under the "availability" header.

Buff Chantecler

Buff Chantecler

Limited Availability
$4.25

Chantecler Pullet
Class: American
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Heavy (7-8 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: White, Partridge


Egg Laying: Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color: Brown
Egg Size: Large


Comb Type: Cushion Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4


Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Friendly, quiet, well-mannered