The La Fléche chicken comes from the town of La Fléche, in the Pays de la Loire region of France. The breed's origins are unknown, but it is thought to have been created by crossing Black Spanish, Crévecoeur, and DuMans chicken bloodlines.
The La Fléche chicken became very well-known in France for its fine table qualities. A large population of birds came to America in the 1850's, and to England in 1882. The breed enjoyed popularity for awhile, but today it is relatively rare.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (V - Shape): Black, Blue, Cuckoo, White
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental, Preservation
Bantam: 26 - 30 oz
Largefowl: 6.5 - 8 lb
Personality: Shy and afraid of sudden noise and movement.
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large