Contres Chicken came from the town of Contres, in Loir et Cher, France. The breed was localized in Beauce and Sologne during the early twentieth century, and then became widespread. Most of the Contres where lost during the World Wars, and popularity did not pick up again with the introduction of industrial poultry breeds. Today, the breed is very rare, and unknown outside of central France.
Varieties (Single Comb): Light Columbian
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Personality: A well mannered and useful breed.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large