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Chantecler Chicken

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

3/5

Hen brooding behavior

3/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat quantity

4/5

Egg quantity

4/5

Large eggs

4/5

Colorful eggs

2/5

Partridge Chantecler - well rounded birds

By

Canada

Posted Mar 22, 2016

Our Partridge Chanteclers are some of our favourite chickens. We became interested in them because of their status as a rare heritage breed, and because they do well in colder climates. They are a dual purpose bird, with the hens laying well and the cockerels reaching a good size for eating. This makes our Chantecler rooster a good choice for our mixed flock.

The Partridge colouring means the hen's feathers are a nice brown with black edges, and a green sheen. They make great free rangers, the colour blends in with foliage so they don't stand out to hawks as easily as a white bird. They are some of the most intelligent chickens we have owned - once they even escaped their run and came to the house to alert me to a racoon nearby!

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