Chantecler Thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickenrandomness, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. i'm looking for good breeds, and i want to see some chantecler, they can be any color even know i want partridge, but you can't get every thing you want. i'd also like some info about them.
     
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  2. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Maine
    These Partridge Chanteclers are less than a week old.
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  3. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    mOAR plz thnx [​IMG]
     
  4. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Maine
    They are not as cooperative as they used to be, but here is a shot of my favorite at 5 weeks.

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    I suspect that this is a pullet (because there are no black feathers on the chest) but that is little more than a guess.
     
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  5. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Those are the cutest little chicks - they look like baby leopards or something!
     
  6. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    Photos from my spring 2009 hatch.

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  8. clarkai

    clarkai Out Of The Brooder

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    Somewhere around Lacey
    Those are some fine looking chickens you have there! I might just have to get me some [​IMG]
     
  9. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Maine
    Chickenbike: At what age can you tell the pullets from the cockerels? And, what are the things you look for to determine sex?
     
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Chanteclers look like little and big leopards the hens have good colouring. Chanteclers are a breed from Canada,they were developed to be good meat and egg laying birds. At the moment they are classified as Heritage breed.

    The Canadians oringally developed the white variety of this breed in the early 1900's by crossing Dark Cornish, White Leghorn, Rhode Island Red, White Wyandotte and White Plymouth Rock birds. In the 1930's they developed partridge variety by crossing Partridge Wynadottes, Partridge Cochin, Dark Cornish and Rose comb Brown Leghorns birds. For both varieties, breeders were seeking a general purpose birds that would lay through much of the cold Canadian Winter. They bred for small combs, wattles and earlobes, and for plumadge that lies tightly aganist the body but has a high percentage of fluff. The breed is quite gentle but somewhat high-strung and a bit edgy in confiment, though it will lay fairly well when confined. Hens particulary the two and three year olds, will frequently go broody. The Chantecler was admitted to the APA in 1921.

    They come in colours of Partridge and white.
     

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