La Fleche Thread ~ PIC of my Black La Fleche

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Long Horn Poultry Farm, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting breed, thanks for sharing. I saw these at a show several years ago and couldnt beleive what I was seeing..A father son team won with them , There was a decent number of them too If I remember right there were 20 or so represented at that show..Not many of us had ever seen them befor. kind of scarey looking. yet you couldnt quit looking at them.I think they were intended as a fancy table bird wernt they?
     
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    Long Horn Poultry Farm La Fleche ~The Devil Bird

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    Quote:Hi bantimna


    I chose the Black La Fleche breed because they had the 3 qualities that I was looking for in a breed.[​IMG]



    #1 - A very rare & unusual looking breed " V-shaped comb & wide cavernous nostrils".


    #2 - A breed that was admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in the year of 1874 " the year the American Standard started ".


    #3 - A white egg layer " non-sitting breed ".



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  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a very cool little breed
     
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    Long Horn Poultry Farm La Fleche ~The Devil Bird

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    Quote:Hi paduanchook

    I am sure you will be very happy with your Black La Fleche chicks. How many La Fleche did you order? Please post pictures of them when you get them.[​IMG]




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  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:WOW hes handsome [​IMG]
     
  6. paduanchook

    paduanchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 15 pullets and 3 males. I didn't think I was gonna get them because I was on waiting list. But I got the call! I'm looking forward to getting them, and those kool combs!
     
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    Long Horn Poultry Farm La Fleche ~The Devil Bird

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    Hi paduanchook

    Did you receive your La Fleche chicks, if so how are they.[​IMG]




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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Long Horn poultry, Obviously this breed lasts longer than other meat breeds. Do you have to limit amount of food, to slow growth, or do they have more longevity on their own? Forgive the stupid questions - I am very new at this. They seem to be a very interesting breed. I would especially like to know if they "warm up," to you as they mature. Thank you.
     
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    Long Horn Poultry Farm La Fleche ~The Devil Bird

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    Hi drumstick diva

    I think the reason the La Fleche are slower in matureing is the years and years of breeding them that way. In one of my older poultry books it has this to say about the La Fleche breed " In France the La Fleche is not eaten until it is from eight to ten months old, when they fatten splendidly, and the flesh is very tender and fine in flavour".

    My La Fleche were very flighty as chicks, but as they got older they have become very tame. I spend a little time with them every day when I get off work and now I can reach down and pick them up.[​IMG]




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    Long Horn Poultry Farm La Fleche ~The Devil Bird

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    Hi All [​IMG]

    Here are a few pictures of my Black La Fleche chicks at 7 weeks old.


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