Crevecoeurs are a beautiful, black crested breed from France that is widely thought to have developed from the Polish breed. They were developed for meat and egg production but aren't great on either and are today kept purely for ornament and show. Crevecoeurs are critically endangered but can be purchased at a few of the major hatcheries.


Class: Continental (French)
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Heavy (7-8 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: Black

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color: White
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: V-Shape Comb
Crested: Yes
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Not cold hardy
Heat Tolerance: Tolerates heat well
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: very active, need lots of exercise

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