French Mante......

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Fingers crossed, May 16, 2010.

  1. Fingers crossed

    Fingers crossed Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, does anyone know anything about the French Mante chicken? We bought some hatching eggs at the weekend at a show (they had some adult birds there which looked really nice) but i cant seem to find much info on them. The Feathersite was the only place i could find anything on them but that didnt have much either. I like to read up as much as i can on each breed we have but i'm at a loss with these... can anyone help me please? [​IMG]
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I'm not ignoring you, but I can't find ANY info via google. Sounds interesting.
     
  3. Fingers crossed

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    Thank you for your reply [​IMG] So it not just me who's stumped then! lol
     
  4. Long Horn Poultry Farm

    Long Horn Poultry Farm La Fleche ~The Devil Bird

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    Hi Fingers crossed

    Here is what a old book I have has on the Mantes breed of chicken. " RACES OF DOMESTIC POULTRY by Edward Brown "


    Origin - The origin of this breed is difficult to trace. In appearance its affinity with the Houdan seems to be unquestionable; but, excepting the plumage, there are considerable differences. M. Voitellier, who had the honour of first bringing it before the publicsays * that it was not derived from the Houdan, in which statement he is supported by M. La Perre de Roo, who says * that it has been known for a long period in the Department of Seine-et-Marne, around the little town of Mantes. Our opinion is that it owes its origin to the same progenitor as the Houdan, but has been breed on different lines for the purpose of meeting the demand for a non-crested fowl, and that at some period another breed--probably the Bresse--was introduced as a cross. Upon that question, however, we have no definite information.








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  5. Fingers crossed

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    Thank you Long Horn [​IMG]. Wonder why there doesnt seem to be about them anywhere...... I hope we get some hatch! lol
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    There is a little information if you googled Mantes Chickens. You do have to sort it out from the Praying Mantis hits. [​IMG] I looked through a couple pages, not a lot, but some.

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  7. Long Horn Poultry Farm

    Long Horn Poultry Farm La Fleche ~The Devil Bird

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    Hi Fingers crossed

    The reason I think there is not much info. on them is that they are a very rare breed. You may be one of very few that has the Mantes breed.
    Can you please post pictures when they hatch.[​IMG]

    Here is a link to a site on French breeds of poultry and the Mantes are there. http://volaillepoultry.chez.com/franc2.html#mantes







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    Fingers crossed Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the link Long Horn [​IMG] I will most definitely post pics if and when they hatch.... if i have no luck with this hatch i'm going back for more eggs! lol!
     
  10. Long Horn Poultry Farm

    Long Horn Poultry Farm La Fleche ~The Devil Bird

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