A Black Creveceour rooster stands in a green field. The side of his head faces the camera.

Crevecoeurs are a beautiful, black, crested breed with a V-shaped comb, named after the Crevecoeur village in Normandy, France--the region from which they originated. They were originally developed for meat production but are also good layers. Extremely popular in France in the early twentieth century, Crevecoeur numbers deteriorated sharply during World War II and are critically endangered now. 


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

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Good (3/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: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Tolerates heat well
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Active but docile, quiet, calm, deliberate