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Crevecoeur Chickens

Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 10:03 AM Karen Hood

The Crèvecoeur chicken is the oldest of the standard-bred fowls of France. The breed gets its name from Crève-Coeur en Ange, a small town in Normandy, France. The breed’s name translates as “broken heart”. Little is known of the breed’s origins other than they were developed in Normandy and existed there for a very long time. Solid black in color, Crèvecoeur chickens have crests and beards of moderate size, compact, well-proportioned bodies, and short legs. In movement they are quiet and deliberate. The breed stands confinement remarkably well, appearing quite content, caln, and friendly. The breed was once quite popular in France, though it did not gain so much favor in other countries. In 1855, there were two sets of awards offered at the first agricultural exhibit held in Paris: one for Crèvecoeur chickens and another for all other chicken breeds. The Crevecoeur chicken is just one of the many unique and beautiful birds you can see at Spokane premiere Petting Farm, brought to you by Mountain Valley View Farm.

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