Chanteclers

Robert Sweeney's Partridge Chantecler bantam cockerel, at the Sept. 1997 show in Cobleskill, NY

This is the first breed developed in Canada. Its developers wanted a strong, calm fowl that could withstand the Canadian climate. They produced a dual purpose bird which was a good winter layer. The comb and wattles were reduced to a minimum to defend against frostbite. The breed was made public in 1918.

White Chanteclers have Dark Cornish, White Leghorns, White Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds and White Plymouth Rocks in their heritage. A Partridge variety also exists. Cocks weigh about 8 1/2 pounds and hens 6 1/2.


Breed clubs:

Chantecler Club of North America
Adrienne Blankenship
Box 43
Long Valley, NJ 07853

Chantecler Fanciers International
Mike Gilbert
W5171 Baker Rd.
Holmen, WI 54636
e-mail: info@redstagacres.com

Association for the Preservation of Chantecler Fowl
Andre Auclair
2400 rang St-Louis
St. Paulin, PQ, J0K 3G0
Canada
phone (if you speak French): 819-268-2037


Chantecler Links:

Partridge Chantecler at ChickHatchery.com

Cirrus Hill Farm

The Chantecler - Canada's Chicken Breed

Chantecler at One Earth Farm

Chanteclers at Our Flybabies


Head of a Buff Chantecler rooster
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A side view of a White Chantecler male

Front view of the same cock, showing the small cushion comb

A 6-month-old Chantecler pullet
Photo courtesy of Gaetan Lepine

A Partridge Chantecler rooster
Photo courtesy of Chris Heffernan

A six-week-old White Chantecler pullet
Photo courtesy of Gaetan Lepine

A pair of Partridge Chanteclers
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A Chantecler cock
Photo courtesy of Fitch Farms

A young pair of large fowl Partridge Chanteclers

Four-month-old Partridge Chanteclers
Photo courtesy of Chris Heffernan

A ten-week-old Buff Chantecler pullet
Photo courtesy of Louise Heenan


A White Chantecler chick
Photo © Sheane & Bonnie Meikle

Four-day-old Buff Chantecler chicks
Photo courtesy of Jane at Dreamerz Lair

A Partridge Chantecler chick at one week
Photo courtesy of Jane at Dreamerz Lair


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