Chicken Breed Focus - Crevecoeur

Icclow

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Jul 12, 2017
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I’m pretty sure this is one of my chicks from a choice egg layers assortment I got in July. I think it may be a roo, Can someone confirm? I hope a hen, but just happy to have this awesome bird! All black except for one white feather on the back of the head. Approx
 

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CreveChris

Songster
Apr 26, 2020
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I’m pretty sure this is one of my chicks from a choice egg layers assortment I got in July. I think it may be a roo, Can someone confirm? I hope a hen, but just happy to have this awesome bird! All black except for one white feather on the back of the head. Approx
Not an expert, but can say probably 🤓
 

edgarmongold

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Apr 16, 2011
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From there site:

1. All breeds within the APA Standard are selected to those standards. We do, however, not discard a bird from our breeding program for minor flaws, such as an extra point on a comb or a slightly off color eye, if the bird has other desirable traits. Our goal is to maintain genetic diversity and all defining characteristics.







To me that is not breeding to SOP. If you do not discard those minor flaws, you pass them on. That said I admire what they are doing to preserve rare breeds.
 

feather13

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Sep 4, 2012
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I’m pretty sure this is one of my chicks from a choice egg layers assortment I got in July. I think it may be a roo, Can someone confirm? I hope a hen, but just happy to have this awesome bird! All black except for one white feather on the back of the head. Approx
It's hard to say and I'm no expert, but our Crevecoeur rooster has what I'd call a faux hawk (spiky on top, not much on the sides) and our pullet has what I'd call a mullet (what looks like a pompom on the top that fans out on the sides). Our rooster is in the closeup photo.
 

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feather13

Songster
Sep 4, 2012
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southern california
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!

Thanks for creating this thread! We got two Crevecoeurs on a whim from McMurray Hatchery. They are 19 weeks old and were both supposed to be female, but one is a cockerel. Both of them are pretty skittish, although the pullet allows us to pet her. The cockerel is absolutely berserkers, but I can coax him to eat out of my hand and he's pretty docile so far with the 13 pullets and hens in our flock. We're still on the fence about whether or not to keep him and we can't rehome him since we have Mareks in our flock (although he's been vaccinated). So far, he hasn't started crowing and the pullet hasn't started laying.

If we did it over again, I'm not sure I'd get this breed, even though I'm really excited to see the cockerel's devil horns! And unlike other different-looking breeds we've had that were bullied excessively (Silkies and Polish), Crevecoeurs really hold their own.

Below is a photo of the Crevecoeur cockerel squaring up against our absolutely beautiful, friendly Black Star. They were locked in a showdown like this long enough for me to take a photo LOL
 

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