The Crevecoeur is a rare chicken breed originating in France, where it was kept as a dual purpose chicken, raised both for its white eggs and for meat. It is named after the town of Creèvecoeur in Normandy and is one of the oldest French chicken breeds. It may be the progenitor of the La Flèche, Houdan, and Faverolles breeds. The Crèvecœur has uniformly black plumage, a V-shaped comb and a large crest. In the United States and the United Kingdom, where consumers prefer table birds with light colored legs, it is primarily bred for ornamental purposes and exhibition. The Crèvecœur was added to the APA's Standard of Perfection in 1874. Details: Detail Value Breed Purpose Dual Purpose Comb V-Shaped Broodiness Seldom Climate Tolerance All Climates Egg Productivity Low Egg Size Medium Egg Color White Breed Temperament Friendly, Easily handled, Bears confinement well, Quiet, Docile Breed Colors/Varieties Black, although blue is also available in other countries. Breed Size Large Fowl Pic by @cluck-cluck Pic by @Rare Feathers Farm Pic by @Rare Feathers Farm Pic by @Rare Feathers Farm BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/crevecoeur BYC Breed Discussion: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/371947/crevecoeur-thread/0_30 Do you own Crevecoeurs? Are you a Crevecoeur breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!