Merlerault

A Merlerault cockerel
Photo courtesy of Bruno Lomenède

A close relative of the Crevecoeur, the Merlerault is from the Normandy area of France. It has a horn-shaped comb, full crest and no beard. Originally bred only in Black, a Blue variety is now also found in France. Males weigh around 3 kg (7 lb) and females 2.5 kg (6 lb).

The hens are good layers of large white eggs and rarely go broody.

A bantam form also exists.


Another cockerel
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

A Merlerault hen
Photo courtesy of Bruno Lomenède

The heads of Merlerault (left) and Crevecoeur hens, for comparison
Photos courtesy of Bruno Lomenède

Another pair
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Merlerault males, an 8-week-old and two older cockerels
Photo courtesy of Stuart Sutton

All in a flap!
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms


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