Chantecler
Origin:
North America
Egg Color:
Brown
Egg Size:
Large
Avg # eggs:
180/yr
Comb:
Cap

Chantecler

The Chantecler originated in the 1900s in the Province of Quebec. It is the result of efforts to obtain a fowl of vigorous and rustic temperament that could resist the climatic condition of Canada, a "general purpose fowl," a good winter layer, and especially with comb and wattles reduced to a minimum. In the 1930s a partridge variety was developed by crossing a Partridge Wyandootte, Partridge Cochin, Dark Cornish, and Rose-comb Brown Leghorn birds. The Chantecler was first admitted to the American Poultry Association in 1921.

References

  1. http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/chantecler