A Chantecler chicken poses in front of a blue background.

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 have extra-small combs and wattles. Today they're exceedingly rare throughout North America, but we do sell them in small numbers! If you live in the northern US, this is a great breed to consider for your home flock.


Class: American
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: White, Partridge

Egg Facts:

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

Fancy Features:

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

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Friendly, quiet, well-mannered