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Crèvecoeur Chicken

From: $10.00

Country of Origin: France

​Bird Size: 6.5-8.0

Egg Production: Good

Egg Size: medium

Egg Color: white

Comb Type: V shaped

​Hardiness: heat and cold tolerant

​Temperament: Friendly,easily handled, bares confinement well, quiet, docile

ALBC Priority: Crititical


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We are a small family farm, we take care of our products that may take between 2-7 weeks. See our “Ship and Fill Dates” on our Policies Page 

  • 1 egg
  • 6 Fertile Eggs
  • Fully Feathered
  • Unsexed Chick
  • Sexing Agreement

    Fee for Females Only!
    Sexing fowl is very hard to do and only generally 70% accurate. We base this assumption on behavior and feathering, no vent sexing. We are not responsible for any errors on this. However, we will kindly refund with farm credit for another choice if the error occurs (no shipping refunds). For biosecurity purposes we are not able to take back any fowl. If you are purchasing a male or straight-run, zero fees apply.

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SKU: crevecoeur Category: Tag: Product ID: 933


The Crèvecoeur chicken is one of the oldest of the standard-bred fowls of France and the oldest breed of England. The breed gets its name from Crève-Coeur en Ange, a small town in Normandy, France. The breed’s name translates as “broken heart” as in the romantic sense. Little is known of the breed’s origins other than they were developed in Normandy and existed there for a very long time.The Crèvecoeur chicken was recognized by the American Poultry Association and admitted in 1874.

This French breed was developed primarily for the quality of its flesh.
Crèvecoeur chickens have small, fine bones and the proportion of meat can be quite high. The skin on this breed is white. And the meat is noted for being fine, short, and very white in the breasts and the leg meat can be quite dark and almost duck-like in color. They were a French favorite to “gaver” or stuff – an old traditional practice of making birds eat more by inserting a tube into their mouths that introduces a specially blended wet mash and supplements their normal diet, not something we do today. 

Solid black in color, Crèvecoeur chickens have crests and beards, they have the best looking V comb which almost looks devil-like. In movement they are quiet and deliberate and generally have peaceful temperaments. We can pick up our hens with no issues. The breed stands confinement well, appearing quite content. Crèvecoeur chickens are moderate layers of large white eggs, but seem to be adaptable to most climates. Males weigh 8 lbs and females weigh 6.5 lbs. The Crèvecoeur is critically endangered on the Livestock Conservancy list and is a breed worth saving. We are committed here on our farm to saving this dual purpose wonderful bird. Come join us in the preservation of the Crevecoeur.

Sugar-Feather is member of the following groups:

National Poultry Improvement Plan

The Livestock Conservancy

Pre-ordered adults and hatchlings may be picked up by appointment. To safeguard our birds from exposure to disease brought in by visitors, in accordance with the provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, areas where birds are kept are off limits. However you are welcome to look at all the breeds and interactions, it is a site to see.

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