Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by freerange freaks, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Does anybody have any experience with Chanteclers. I would like to see some pictures. I have 6 white ones and I'm not sure if they are typical of the breed. They seem to keep thier tails down and I'm not fond of the look it gives. Not sure if this the breed standard or not. I keep thinking they are unhealthy.

  2. corancher

    corancher Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    I have a couple partridge chanteclers and they have the same body type. I only have hens in the chanteclers so not sure about roos in this breed.
  3. chantecler

    chantecler Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Moncton New Brunswick
    HI There

    I have white and Partridge Chanteclers.

    Check out this thread on the Chantecler Fancier International forum

    There are some pictures there and check out the discussion thread

    And here is a partial description of the ideally colored ADULT partridge color per the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection. They do have a copyright, so it can't be reproduced word for word without permission.
    I emphasized Adult, because this color does go through different color phases as they grow out - it's not like they are white or black. So first of all, the Male Partridge: Head: lustrous rich red; Neck/Hackle: web of feather lustrous greenish black with narrow lacing of rich brilliant red. Shaft of feather is black; Back and Saddle: web is lustrous greenish black with narrow lacing of rich brilliant red, slight shafting of red permissable. Rich brilliant red predominating on surface of upper back, saddle matching hackle in color; Main Tail and Sickles: lustrous greenish black, coverts: lustrous greenish black laced with rich brilliant red; Breast: Lustrous greenish black; Undercolor of all sections is slate.
    Now the Female. Head: deep reddish bay; Hackle: black, slightly penciled with deep reddish bay and laced with reddish bay; Back: Deep reddish bay with distinct black penciling; Breast and Body: same as
    back. Undercolor: Slate. With regard to the females' pencilling, the Standard says: "distinct in sharp contrast to the ground color, be regular in shape, uniform in width, and conform to the contour of the feather. Each feather in the back, breast, body, wing bows and thights should have three or more pencillings.

    HOpe this helps
  4. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    Buxton, Montana
    I agree my Chantecler seems to do the same thing with her tail. It is sort of an odd posture compared to the other ladies.

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