Pros: Lay HUGE eggs, friendly

Cons: Very rare, shallow gene pool.

Crevecoeurs are really neat birds. They are smart, lay (huge) white eggs and are very friendly. Most of my hens are extremely "talkative" too and the roosters eat out of my hands. Very nice birds. They are in dire need of more people dedicated to working with them.


Pros: Very fun to watch, sweet personalities, IMO very pretty bird.

Cons: Hard to get up to SOP (what bird isn't?) Really needs more dedicated breeders.

My boy is super sweet and huggable, my girl is a bit afraid of me, but if I pick her up when she isn't expecting it, she calms down nicely and lets me pet her.  She is not up to the standard in size, and is smaller than my leghorns.  However, she seems to be going through a growing spurt at 19 weeks.  These older breeds may continue to grow for quite a while.  I was told 6 months, then they start filling out more.  We shall see after they're a year old how large they get.  I'm getting more eggs in the spring because I really love these birds and hope they'll lay well enough (at least 3 eggs a week)  Then I'll be happy.


Of course I have no experience with the breed, but gave it 5 stars because I really want to try these guys out next year!  I love their mean little faces & it's a bonus that I used to live in Creve Couer & miss it!


Pros: Funny, funky and commicial with great personalitys

Cons: Topknots often get dirty and their lack of vision from them can cause them to get frightened

Very sweet and interesting chickens. Mine lay a nice size white egg.


Pros: perty

Cons: n/a

Love the topnot and the beard. Do they come bantam as well? For those who know these these fowl well plz educate me


Pros: very docile

Cons: hard to get them to lay so far

I love this romantic looking breed:) they are my favorite breed out of the several types we own, very gothic very docile and I want more so far my hens are not laying though:(


Pros: They make you happy! Very sociable, easy to keep, blend in well with guinea fowl and Orpington chickens, hens lay a nice egg.

Cons: We have little experience with the breed. From what I can tell after raising a few cockerels, there is a wide range of type in their V combs.

Another positive is that we have confined several young roos together and they do not fight.  It would be very helpful in Crevecoeur breed could have a spot on BYC dedicated to them.


The Crevecoeur is a old French breed. They were originally bred as a dual purpose egg and table bird. The birds of today are noticeably smaller than when the Crevecoeur breed was first formally described around 1850. This is due to breeders over the years focussing more on fancy points and neglecting meat qualities. The are similar in type to the Houdan and Golden Polish but they lack the fifth toe of the Houdan and are heavier in type than the Polish. Good summer layers of white eggs.

Breed PurposeDual Purpose
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityLow
Egg SizeMedium
Egg ColorWhite
Breed TemperamentFriendly,Easily handled,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile
Breed Colors/VarietiesBlack, although blue is also available in other countries.
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Dual Purpose
Comb: V-Shaped
Broodiness: Seldom
Climate Tolerance: All Climates

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Medium
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: White

Breed Temperament:

Friendly,Easily handled,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile

Breed Colors / Varieties:

Black, although blue is also available in other countries.

Breed Details:

These are very interesting birds and although not reputed as amazing layers, in my own experience, the hen lays a large white egg almost daily. They are very calm and friendly birds that bear confinement well. They are not good forgers and should have protection against wind & cold/wet conditions. They also do not handle excessive heat well.



18 week old cockerel


18 week old pullet