White Chantecler

A True Dual Purpose Breed

White Chantecler Hen

The Chantecler breed was developed in the early 1900's by Brother Wilfred, a monk in Quebec who realized that Canada had no chicken breed of its own. He set out to develop a uniquely Canadian breed that would provide good eggs, meat, and could withstand harsh cold climates.

 Breeds that went into development of the original White Chantecler include the Dark Cornish, White Leghorn, Rhode Island Red, White Wyandotte, and White Plymouth Rock. The White Chantecler was admitted into the APA Standard of Perfection in 1921.

The breed in noted for having nearly no wattles and a small cushion comb appearing much like a small round button sitting low on the head. An excellent layer of brown eggs and a good winter layer. The breed is noted for being calm, gentle and personable.

  • Weights: Hen-----7.5 lbs
  • Rooster------9 lbs
  • Pullet---6.5 lbs
  • Cockerel----8 lbs
  • Purpose: Dual Purpose, Egg Laying and meat production
  • Egg Shell ColorL Brown
  • Egg Production: 150-200+ eggs per year (estimates only)

 White Chantecler Rooster

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