La Fleche Chickens
La Fleche Chicken
Breed Club SecretaryRare Poultry Society
Alexandra Cottage, 8 St Thomas's Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire,
HistoryLa Fleche Chickens have been bred for many years in the Valley of La Sarthe, where the town of La Fleche is located. The La Fleche Chickens originated from crossing of Black Spanish, Crevecoeur, and DuMan blood lines as evident by its high carriage, activity, large white lobes, V-shaped comb and the trace of crest on its head, which crops out on specimens of the French breeds.
The whiteness and quality of its flesh is attributed to the rich pastures of La Sarthe, upon which La Fleche have been bred for generations, and to the system of feeding adopted by the French.
Breed TipsMany birds in the UK are scatty and best in roofed enclosures until the settle.
ClassificationHeavy / Rare
Egg Numbers180 per annum