La Fleche Chickens
La Fleche Chicken
Breed Club Secretary
Rare Poultry Society
Alexandra Cottage, 8 St Thomas’s Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire,
La Fleche Chickenshave 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.
Many birds in the UK are scatty and best in roofed enclosures until the settle.
Heavy / Rare