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Chicken Breed Focus - Crevecoeur

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The Crevecoeur is a rare chicken breed originating in France, where it was kept as a dual purpose chicken, raised both for its white eggs and for meat. It is named after the town of Creèvecoeur in Normandy and is one of the oldest French chicken breeds. It may be the progenitor of the La Flèche, Houdan, and Faverolles breeds.

The Crèvecœur has uniformly black plumage, a V-shaped comb and a large crest. In the United States and the United Kingdom, where consumers prefer table birds with light colored legs, it is primarily bred for ornamental purposes and exhibition

 

The Crèvecœur was added to the APA's Standard of Perfection in 1874.

 

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Detail Value
Breed Purpose Dual Purpose
Comb V-Shaped
Broodiness Seldom
Climate Tolerance All Climates
Egg Productivity Low
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 Size Large Fowl

 

Pic by @cluck-cluck 

 

Pic by @Rare Feathers Farm 

 

Pic by @Rare Feathers Farm 

 

Pic by @Rare Feathers Farm 

 

BYC Breed Reviews:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/products/crevecoeur

 

BYC Breed Discussion:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/371947/crevecoeur-thread/0_30

 

 

Do you own Crevecoeurs? Are you a Crevecoeur breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including:

 

·         What made you decide to get this breed?

·         Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose?

·         What are your favorite characteristics about this breed?

·         Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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I'm surprised its not become known as the "devil horned" chicken :hu

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I'm surprised its not become known as the "devil horned" chicken :hu

Does look a bit Devilish no? :D

 

Interesting breed, I do like the comb though, very unique.

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I like the looks of the breed I really want one of those devils but at least I have a naked necked cross of this breed witch I found out it was a roo after crowing😢
Edited by chickenshiha - 5/27/16 at 4:11am
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I'm surprised its not become known as the "devil horned" chicken hu.gif
Yes it should be called devil horns chicken 😊😂😆
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I have been looking for these!

 

I was surprised to see them listed as the breed of the week.

 

I found one breeder in Ga. When I contacted them asking if they were NPIP, I simply got a reply saying they would not ship out of state.....I would have driven down there for a breeding trio.

 

I am NPIP and therefore need a NPIP source.

 

I so want some of these.    I am trying to get birds on the livestock conservatory endangered or threatened list.   So if anyone know of anywhere that has them, pm me!!!!!PLEASE<<

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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I have been looking for these!

I was surprised to see them listed as the breed of the week.

I found one breeder in Ga. When I contacted them asking if they were NPIP, I simply got a reply saying they would not ship out of state.....I would have driven down there for a breeding trio.

I am NPIP and therefore need a NPIP source.

I so want some of these.    I am trying to get birds on the livestock conservatory endangered or threatened list.   So if anyone know of anywhere that has them, pm me!!!!!PLEASE<<

Murray McMurray Hatchery has some! I just checked!
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Murray McMurray Hatchery has some! I just checked!

 

 

I have found a few hatcheries with them, I am actually looking for breeder birds that are show quality. Sandhill preservation had some too, but they do not breed to the SOPs.

 

I should have made myself more clear.  I am looking for a NPIP show quality breeder....Sort of like a needle in a haystack.


Edited by duluthralphie - 5/28/16 at 6:31am
Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
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Originally Posted by duluthralphie View Post
 

 

 

I have found a few hatcheries with them, I am actually looking for breeder birds that are show quality. Sandhill preservation had some too, but they do not breed to the SOPs.

 

I should have made myself more clear.  I am looking for a NPIP show quality breeder....Sort of like a needle in a haystack.


Sand Hill Preservation does breed to SOP. Their goal is to preserve genetic diversity so they do not cull for minor imperfections. You can get a group of these and do your own breeding and culling. Their stock will be superior to any of the commercial hatcheries have to offer. I have bought many breeds from SHP and was never disappointed. I do not show so imperfections do not make phase me. To say the least, their stock is robust.

There are not many people with the passion and dedication to preserve heritage breeds that the Drowns display. I applaud them. 

JMHO  :yesss::cd

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Murray McMurray Hatchery has some! I just checked!


So does Privett

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