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Le Mans Chicken

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Other common names: Poule le Mans

The basics:
The Le Mans chicken is a breed which was developed in the 1600's near the town of Le Mans, in the Sarthe region of France. For centuries, the Le Mans was a popular meat breed, primarily sold as capons. It was common in France until World War II, when its popularity decreased with the introduction of more commercially viable meat breeds.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Rosecomb): Black
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Brooding, Preservation
Weight: 6.5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Quiet and easy to raise
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

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