La Gournay Chicken
Other Names:
Norman Bresse
Origin:
France
Egg Color:
White
Egg Size:
Large
Avg # eggs:
150/yr
Climate:
Hot cold
Comb:
Single
Standard Cock Size:
2.50 kg
Standard Hen Size:
2.00 kg
Bantam Cock Size:
0.90 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.80 kg

La Gournay Chicken

The La Gournay chicken is a large, robust and hardy French breed that was standardized in 1924 by a Mr. Lourdelle. It is elegant in appearance being somewhat svelte, especially the bantam, having a black and white mottled plumage, called caillout in French. It is variegated or multicolored as it includes white feathers mixed with black feathers and black spotted with white.

The Standard is a medium-size, slightly rounded bird with a single red comb, medium size wattles, white earlobes, orange/yellow eyes, long slightly sloping back, abdomen well developed, attractive long tail with many sickles, legs pink/white or mottled blue/black.

Because of the La Gournay’s fine taste it has earned the nickname "Norman Bresse."

References

  1. http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/the_la_gournay_chicken-a_very_rare_and_very_beautiful_french_breed/