Chicken Breed Focus - Crevecoeur

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, May 26, 2016.

  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    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.


    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

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    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!
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I'm surprised its not become known as the "devil horned" chicken [​IMG]
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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Does look a bit Devilish no? [​IMG]

    Interesting breed, I do like the comb though, very unique.
  4. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2014
    I like the looks of the breed I really want one of those devils but at least I have a naked necked cross of this breed witch I found out it was a roo after crowing[​IMG]
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  5. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2014
    Yes it should be called devil horns chicken [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    I have been looking for these!

    I was surprised to see them listed as the breed of the week.

    I found one breeder in Ga. When I contacted them asking if they were NPIP, I simply got a reply saying they would not ship out of state.....I would have driven down there for a breeding trio.

    I am NPIP and therefore need a NPIP source.

    I so want some of these. I am trying to get birds on the livestock conservatory endangered or threatened list. So if anyone know of anywhere that has them, pm me!!!!!PLEASE<<
  7. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2016

    Murray McMurray Hatchery has some! I just checked!
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    I have found a few hatcheries with them, I am actually looking for breeder birds that are show quality. Sandhill preservation had some too, but they do not breed to the SOPs.

    I should have made myself more clear. I am looking for a NPIP show quality breeder....Sort of like a needle in a haystack.
    Last edited: May 28, 2016
  9. nikkers390

    nikkers390 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sand Hill Preservation does breed to SOP. Their goal is to preserve genetic diversity so they do not cull for minor imperfections. You can get a group of these and do your own breeding and culling. Their stock will be superior to any of the commercial hatcheries have to offer. I have bought many breeds from SHP and was never disappointed. I do not show so imperfections do not make phase me. To say the least, their stock is robust.
    There are not many people with the passion and dedication to preserve heritage breeds that the Drowns display. I applaud them.
    JMHO [​IMG][​IMG]
  10. nikkers390

    nikkers390 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So does Privett

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