The Pavilly chicken is from the village of Pavilly, in Normandy, France. It is related to the Caumont and Crévecoeur chickens. They were popular amongst local farms, until the mid 19th century. The breed was saved from extinction by the Pavilly Club in 1908, but the second world war caused the breeds extinction.
The Pavilly was recreated in 1982, and is still considered endangered. The bantam variety was developed by JC Périquet, and was recognized in 2001.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Energetic, alert and easily started by sudden noise or movement.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes, but larger pens are recommended.
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large