***Crevecoeur Thread***

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken boy sam, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    Looked at the breed list and it wasn't there!!!!!!! I thought we needed this thread in order to promote and protect this beautiful crested breed that deserves to be noticed. I never realized how rare they are! I went to the Eastern States National and there wasn't ONE there!!!! Share your pictures, tell about your Crevies, and just discuss the breed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Crevecoeur Info!!!:

    My Pet Chicken
    McMurray Hatchery
    Feathersite
    Polish Breeders Club, Includes Crevecoeur
    Backyard Chickens
    Article On Houdans&Crevecoeur
    ALBC
    APA STANDARD: Large Fowl: Text - 152-153, Picture - 164 Bantam: Text - 273 Picture - None
    APA STANDARD: Page 2, Post #15, Thank you Boggy Bottom Bantams!
    OTHER BREEDS RELATED TO/CLOSE TO CREVIES: Page 20,Post #196, Includes pics of other breeds and map.posted by Exop... Thanks!!!
    IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE, PM ME!!!!!!

    Colors!!!
    Black, although Blue and white in other countries

    The other colors were "created" during the Victorian poultry craze of the late 1800s, by crossing with Polish. This was during the same time period when the Crèvecoeur (the normal black version) was a major eating fowl in France ... and was considerably larger than it is today. The color variants were never really widespread. There are also some closely related breeds (Merlerault, Caumont, Pavilly) all black, from other parts of Normandy, which share some of its features (the Merlerault is similar to a Crèvecoeur without a beard). As far as I know none of them were ever imported into the US. (Thank you exop for that last blurb [​IMG] )


    Breeders!!!
    Boggy Bottom Bantams- Very tame birds- Bearded Crevecoeur Bantams (One of the only breeders!) Available

    Rare Feathers Farm- Birds that are a joy to be around- Standard, SQ Crevecoeur Many egg auctions up!!!

    Exop- Large Fowl SQ Crevecoeur- Indiana- In spring eggs and started birds available!!!

    If you're a breeder, PM me, and I'll add you to the list with what kind you breed and what you sell!!!
    Also, I only have "active" breeders on the list... If I took your name off of the list, then it means I haven't heard from you in awhile!!!


    I only have one Crevie......she lays a white egg just about every day.....
    Here's a picture of her, her name is Jet (I'll get some more later):
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  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    I have one pullet, her name is Giant (an ironic name cause she was tiny as a chick).
    When I bought her when she was proubly 4 weeks old, she was small and weak and neaded special care, now she's happy and healthy and loves to hang out with my cochin.
    Her at about 9 weeks:
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    Her at about 11 weeks:
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    Now she's about 16 weeks old but I don't have any pics as of yet.
     
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  3. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too am fascinated by this critically rare breed. Here are a few pics of mine. I have 4 roos and 2 hens; looking to breed more of them![​IMG]


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  4. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    VERY beautiful!!!! Mine is a bit skittish, and doesn't like to be held, although she does love raspberries!
    Southerngirl- should I put you on the list as a soon breeder?
    P.S., How does my girl look for showing?
    Here are more pictures:
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    Her shape:
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    Size(compare to leghorn):
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  5. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is beautiful! I have both bearded and non bearded Crevs. I really am looking to breed them but not sure if I should be listed as a "commercial" breeder but whatever you want to list is fine. I hope to increase their numbers though!!! Thanks for posting.[​IMG]
     
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  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I too love them. I have several breeding groups of them myself, but went a step further into the rare cataglory and only keep them in bantam size. To my knowledge only 2 other breeders have these in bantam in the states.
    They are pretty small, 8-10 inches tall or so on the hens , maybe 10- 12 on the roos, good bit smaller and lighter than polish bantams.
    These are some of the gentlest and tamest bantams I have ever had too, they are the only ones I have ever kept (out of litterally thousands) that the roos have never once "tried me"
    actually come feeding time, you have to push them off your feet just to walk in their pens, and any of them will let you pick them up and handle them with no problem. To me this makes for the perfect bantam.
    Here's a few pics of them for you all

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  7. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    Wow, BBB, those are BEAUTIFUL! Wish my girl was tame......we got her as an adult at an auction as a polish.
    PS I listed you as a breeder, that OK?
     
  8. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Bump, this thread is interesting. Love seeing other peoples Creve's!!!
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thanks,
    and sure that's fine to add me as a breeder, all mine are bearded though, no non bearded
     
  10. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    Oh, I fixed it..... I PM'ed Rare Feather's Farm to join this thread....... Once there's a second page, maybe I'll try getting this thread into the "Notable Breed Thread Reference" thing.
     

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