Other common names: Poule de Mantes
The Mantes Chicken (Poule de Mantes) comes from the town of Mantes-la-Jolie, France. It appears to be related to the Houdan and Gournay, and became known during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Mottled
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental, Preservation
Bantam: 800 - 900 grams
Largefowl: 5.5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Social, especially around feeding time.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large