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Other common names: Noire d'Astarac-Bigorre

The basics:
The Gasconne chicken comes from Southwestern France, and has been known since the fourteenth century. The first standard for the breed was created in 1907. The breed was popular until the World War’s wiped out most of their population, and industrialized breeds took their place.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weights:
Bantam: 800 - 900 grams
Largefowl: 4 - 6 lbs
Personality: Wild natured, loves to forage.
Broody: Rarely
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

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