Le Fleche

A Le Fleche hen stands in front of a blue background.

Look closely at the photo to see why the La Flache is also called the Devil Bird! The unusual V-comb looks like horns, hence the nickname. This French breed has large white earlobes, and it is valued for its supposedly tasty white meat. It's not a particularly good choice for the suburban backyard flock, because despite it's great foraging ability, it's reputed to be a wilder breed that avoids human contact, as well as a good flyer that likes to roost in trees.


Class: Continental (French)
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: Official: Black. Unofficial: Blue, White, Cukoo.

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Good (3/wk)
Egg Color: White
Egg Size: Large

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: V-Shape Comb
Crested: No
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: Wild; untamed