Crevecoeurs

A Crevecoeur rooster

The history of this crested French breed is not really known, although it was developed in the Normandy area and is named after a village there.

Its plumage is a lustrous green-black and it sports a V-comb. The cocks can reach a weight of 8 pounds. The somewhat smaller hens lay a white egg.

These fowl were developed primarily for their meat. You can learn about this in the following article by J. Beranger.

The Crèvecoeur Fowl by Jeannette Beranger

Here is an SPPA paper on the old French breeds.


Breed clubs:

Polish Breeders' Club includes the Crevecoeurr
Jim Parker
RR #6, 3232 Schooler Road
Cridersville, OH 45806
e-mail: polishman@woh.rr.com

The Crested Breeds Club of Australia


Crevecoeur Links:

Crevecoeur Conservation


The head of a Crevecoeur rooster, clearly showing the "V" comb
Photos courtesy of Heather Spaet

A very nice rooster
Photo courtesy of Jeannette Beranger/The Livestock Conservancy

Blue Crèvecoeur males, Normandy, France
Photo courtesy of Jeannette Beranger/The Livestock Conservancy

A Crevecoeur female

Another cockerel

A pair of Crevecoeur bantams
Photo courtesy of Jim Parker

Frontal shot of a Crèvecoeur hen
Photo courtesy of Jeannette Beranger/The Livestock Conservancy

Another pair of bantam Crevecoeur
Photo courtesy of Aubrey Webb

Another shot of the cockerel at the top of the page

Crèvecoeur production: eggs and meat
Photos courtesy of Jeannette Beranger/The Livestock Conservancy

A month-old Crèvecoeur cockerel
Photo courtesy of Jeannette Beranger/The Livestock Conservancy


Crevecoeur chicks
Photo courtesy of Mckinney & Govero Poultry

Another Crèvecoeur chick
Photo courtesy of Jeannette Beranger/The Livestock Conservancy

A two-week-old Crevecoeur chick
Photo courtesy of Kristin - darkwithdancing


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