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Hi, does anyone know anything about the French Mante chicken?  We bought some hatching eggs at the weekend at a show (they had some adult birds there which looked really nice) but i cant seem to find much info on them.  The Feathersite was the only place i could find anything on them but that didnt have much either.  I like to read up as much as i can on each breed we have but i'm at a loss with these... can anyone help me please?  fl

post #2 of 18

I'm not ignoring you, but I can't find ANY info via google. Sounds interesting.

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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Thank you for your reply big_smile  So it not just me who's stumped then! lol

post #4 of 18

Hi Fingers crossed

Here is what a old book I have has on the Mantes breed of chicken.   " RACES OF DOMESTIC POULTRY by Edward Brown "


    Origin - The origin of this breed is difficult to trace. In appearance its affinity with the Houdan seems to be unquestionable; but, excepting the plumage, there are considerable differences. M. Voitellier, who had the honour of first bringing it before the publicsays * that it was not derived from the Houdan, in which statement he is supported by M. La Perre de Roo, who says * that it has been known for a long period in the Department of Seine-et-Marne, around the little town of Mantes. Our opinion is that it owes its origin to the same progenitor as the Houdan, but has been breed on different lines for the purpose of meeting the demand for a non-crested fowl, and that at some period another breed--probably the Bresse--was introduced as a cross. Upon that question, however, we have no definite information. 








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Here is a link to my Black La Fleche breeding pen video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XanU6lpifBI                      
To see the latest pictures of my Black La Fleche please visit my website at  
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post #5 of 18
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Thank you Long Horn thumbsup.  Wonder why there doesnt seem to be about them anywhere...... I hope we get some hatch! lol

post #6 of 18

There is a little information if you googled Mantes Chickens. You do have to sort it out from the Praying Mantis hits. lol I looked through a couple pages, not a lot, but some.

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

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post #7 of 18

Hi Fingers crossed

  The reason I think there is not much info. on them is that they are a very rare breed.  You may be one of very few that has the Mantes breed.
Can you please post pictures when they hatch.smile

Here is a link to a site on French breeds of poultry and the Mantes are there.  http://volaillepoultry.chez.com/franc2.html#mantes







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Edited by Long Horn Poultry Farm - 5/16/10 at 1:51pm
Here is a link to my Black La Fleche breeding pen video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XanU6lpifBI                      
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Here is a link to my Black La Fleche breeding pen video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XanU6lpifBI                      
To see the latest pictures of my Black La Fleche please visit my website at  
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post #8 of 18
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Thank you Imp big_smile  Think i finally found sort of what i was looking for about them!  If anyone else is is intrigued here's what i found http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nDSfTfQ6vXkC&pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&dq=mantes+chickens&source=bl&ots=

post #9 of 18
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Thank you for the link Long Horn big_smile  I will most definitely post pics if and when they hatch.... if i have no luck with this hatch i'm going back for more eggs! lol!

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Originally Posted by Fingers crossed 

Thank you for the link Long Horn big_smile  I will most definitely post pics if and when they hatch.... if i have no luck with this hatch i'm going back for more eggs! lol!


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Here is a link to my Black La Fleche breeding pen video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XanU6lpifBI                      
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