Chantecler Chicken


Chantecler Chicken

Chantecler Chicken

Chantecler Chicken

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History

Brother Wilfred Chantelain, a Trappist monk set out to create the breed from 1907, by combining Dark Cornishes, White Leghorns, Rhode Island Reds, White Plymouth Rocks and White Wyandottes. The breed was presented the public in 1918

Characteristics

A large chicken that lays well and a good meat producer. Roosters weigh around 8.5 pounds (3.9 kilos), and hens are 6.5-7.5 pounds (3-3.4 kilos). There is a miniaturized bantam version, weighing in at 30-34 ounces (850-965 grams). All varieties of the breed possess yellow skin and beaks, and lay brown eggs

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Purpose

Egg and meat production

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Origin

The Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lac in Oka, Quebec, Canada

Egg Color

Brown

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