We are now taking orders for 2012 Chantecler chicks! First hatch will be in April. Email us for more information and to get your name on the list. email@example.com
- Sold as day old unsexed chicks, $10 each
- Farm pick up only
We have undertaken a new hobby of breeding our favorite chickens the Chanteclers! We found out about them at Rare Breeds Canada. In order to help preserve this endangered bird we bought a mix of 50 white and partridge Chanteclers from Cherry Creek Canadians last spring. They have proven to be as hardy as we read about them, walking around on the ice in below 20 weather!! We have the two breeds separate so to keep them true. We will post photos of the hatching chicks soon!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your chicks. We are currently sold out until the end of June.
The Chanteclers are an endangered species that we think are extremely valuable to the small farm system... especially in colder winter climates like we have here in Pemberton. The Chantecler is the only Canadian breed. It was bred back in the early 1900 in Oka, Quebec. They were bred to be able to withstand Canada's cold winters and to make good egg layers and meat birds, even after their productive life. The White Chanteclers include a mix of Dark Cornishes, White Leghorns, Rhode Island Reds, White Plymouth Rocks, and White Wyandotte. The Partridge Chanteclers were bred after the whites, and were generated by crossing Partridge Wyandottes, Partridge Cochins, Dark Cornishes, and the rose comb type of Brown Leghorne. These birds are more adapted to free range environments. Their small combs and wattles help prevent frostbite in colder climates. Chanteclers are calm, gentle, and personable birds.