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Gatinais Chicken

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The basics:
The Gâtinais chicken comes from the forest of Orleans, south of Paris. It is a local breed, that is thought to have come from the Gallic race of chickens. The Gâtinais was extinct by the 1940’s, and was recreated in 1984 by Poultry Brie and Gâtinaise. The breed does have a bantam form, which has become very popular.

Types: Bantams, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weights:
Bantam: 700 - 900 grams
Largefowl: 8 - 9 lbs
Personality: Social when treats are involved and usually easy to handle.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

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