Partridge Created by Carole AM
Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed:
Chanteclers were developed in Canada to fit the need for a dual-purpose bird that is hardy in winter. They have a small cushion-like comb and almost no wattles. They lay a medium sized brown egg and are said to lay year around. There are bantam & standard, although both types are considered rare. Most are found in a partridge color, although buff, white, and red does exist. I have several: Right now there are 3 roosters and 3 hens, and I am getting chicks from the eggs I've been setting. These birds are from John Blehm's line (ChickHatchery.com) Mine are the partridge color, and the hens have beautiful lacing. They are quite shy, but they can be friendly when treats are given! The roosters are protective of the hens, but friendly. Some of the new chicks are super-friendly!