Hatching March to September
The Buff Chantecler is a gentle, hardy, dual-purpose breed. An excellent meat bird, roosters can weigh up to 8.5 pounds. The combination of their small comb and wattles with their meaty bodies and thick feathers make them a great choice for the colder northern climates.
Production: The Buff Chantecler lays around 4 large, pale brown eggs a week. They continue to lay well during the winter.
Temperament: The Buff Chantecler is a friendly breed, however, does not enjoy confinement. Older hens are known to go broody.
History: The Chantecler is the only chicken breed developed in Canada. The Chantecler was bred for great laying abilities as well as traits that would make them very hardy for the cold Canadian winters. The name Chantecler comes from the French words chanter, which means sing, and Clair, which means clear. The Chantecler was admitted to the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection in 1921. The Buff color was developed by Walter Franklin of the US in the 1980s. The Buff color has not been admitted to the APA.
APA Class: American
Colors: Chanteclers have been bred in White, Partridge, and Buff. Purely Poultry carries the Buff Chantecler, a medium orange-yellow color with gold overtones. All color varieties have yellow skin and beaks.
Conservation Status: Critical
Weight: Rooster 8.5 lbs, Hen 6.5 lbs, Cockerel 7.5 lbs, Pullet 5.5 lbs