Chantecler Thread!

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

  1. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    For anyone who was interested in the crele Chantecler project I posted about quite a while back...it's not happening. The cock became insanely aggressive, and it's looking like he's not even fertile...he's been tried, convicted, and is scheduled to meet the executioner on Saturday.... [​IMG]

    Such a shame...he was such a pretty boy....

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  2. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is anyone in the northeast raising Partridge Chanteclers? I'm in Maine. I have a pair of Partridge Chanteclers from which I am now raising five offspring, one cockerel and four pullets that are about four months old. I hope to hatch many 3rd generation this summer.

    Anyway, just curious if there is someone else following this thread that is in the northeast and raising Partridge Chanteclers.
     
  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    I am in NY and have 8 hens and a roo-Partridge. Eggs are coming on now so I am hoping to be able to hatch soon.
     
  4. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What was the original cross to make that beautiful creole color??????????
    So sorry he became aggressive. What a hunka hunka love he is.


     
  5. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't expect eggs until spring -- they'll be 6 months old on about March 21st. Did yours start laying in the winter, or were they laying last fall too? My one hen is a pretty consistent winter layer since I've been using a light in the coop.

    My PC eggs are on the small side. Is that your experience as well? I did not expect jumbo eggs, but I did expect large eggs. I used 4 earlier today when a recipe that called for "3 large eggs", for instance.
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    He was a fluke out of a partridge x partridge breeding. :)
     
  7. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm


    I am hoping they get bigger, right now they are medium size. I am used to the xl - jumbo Australorp size. Even if they do not get bigger they are really starting to lay. Yesterday we got 6/8 hens. I am going to start a hatch in February to check fertility.
     
  8. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    egg size is a dissapointment, my girl tries hard (by that i mean the eggs aren't getting any bigger around just longer, like torpedoes)... I want to make egg size something i select for but i'm not sure how to go about it. everyone i talk to who breeds them says egg size is not great.
     
  9. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I’m in PA with two pairs of Partridge. I have to agree that egg size isn’t very impressive, but they are getting larger with age. They went from small to medium in five months. [​IMG] Thankfully, they are good layers.
     
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  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    My Chantes lay a decently large to Jumbo egg. They are about 18 months old.
     

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