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Lyonnaise Chicken

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Other common names: La poule Lyonnaise

The basics:
The Lyonnaise chicken (La poule Lyonnaise) was created by breeder Mr. Etienne Tamburini, of Lyon, France. To develop the breed he crossed a white Silkie and a bantam Dutch rooster with a bare neck and frizzled feathers. These offspring was then crossed to a white-crested dutch, and Black Hamburg. After, fourteen years of work, the breed was recognized in 1969.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Rosecomb): Black Frizzle
Uses: Ornamental, Pets, Preservation
Weights:
Bantam: 800 - 900 grams
Largefowl: 3.5 - 5.5 lbs
Personality: Docile, quiet and elegant
Preferred Climate: Dry
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large

What else you should know:
When breeding Frizzles, it is best to breed a frizzle feathered Frizzle to a non-frizzled feathered Frizzle.  This helps prevent chicks from getting two of the frizzle feather gene, which results in brittle feathers.  All Lyonnaise chickens that are entered to be exhibited, should be frizzled.  But, breeding flocks should contain frizzled and non-frizzled fowl.

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