Houdan Chicken

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The basics:
The Houdan is an old, crested breed which is native to the Île-de-France region of north-central France. It has historically been valued for its meat and egg production. The Houdan was first exported to England in 1850, and to North America in 1865.

The Houdan chicken has attained the sought after "Label Rouge" certification, for their excellent production and taste in France.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (V Comb): Mottled, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental
Bantam: 800 - 900 grams
Largefowl: 6.5 - 8 lb
Personality: Docile and sweet tempered.
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred Climate: Moderate
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large

What else you should know:
Roosters are highly active and require larger flocks of hens.


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