Cons: Limited Eyesight
I received two Mottled Houdans in my Ornamental Layers Collection from Murray McMurray Hatchery. My first impression of the breed as I watched them grow was how interesting their appearance is! Their feathers are not stiff like most chickens, I noticed they are more soft to the touch. I had so many chickens running around I didn't notice that this breed had extra toes until about 2 months of age. You can imagine my surprise! I was not impressed that one hen had only an extra toe on one foot - that seemed like an odd mutation. The other had five toes on both feet, apparently natural for this breed. They certainly added personality to my flock and I regret selling them!