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Mottled Houdan Chicks

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Price: $3.59
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Availability: Hatching and Shipping in 3-5 Weeks

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Mottled Houdan Chicken

The Mottled Houdan chicken originated in France and gets its name from the city of Houdan, near Paris. The Houdan Chicken is similar in build and feather type to the Crevecoeur Chicken and the Polish Chicken, two birds probably used in its creation to achieve the desired crest. The Mottled Houdan was first exported to North America in 1865, and was first featured in the American Standard of Perfection in 1874

The crested Mottled Houdan Chicken differs from the Polish and Crevecoeur in that it is always bearded and has five toes, a trait probably developed from breeding with the Dorking chicken or other French Breeds. Mottled Houdan Chickens are Fluffy and Crested and also have a V-shaped comb like it's fellow crested relatives, though much smaller than the comb of the Crevecoeur.

Mottled Houdan Chickens are exceptionally docile and gentle creatures, making good pets. They are tolerant of confinement and they are fairly good layers of medium sized white eggs. Some use the Mottled Houdan Chicken for egg production and their meat, but most keep this bird for ornamental and exhibition purposes.
Product Facts

Mottled Houdan Chicken Info

  • Adult Weight - Male: about 8 pounds ; Female: 6.5 pounds
  • Color - Black and White Mottled Plumage
  • Purpose - Ornamental and Dual Purpose
  • Egg Production - Good
  • Egg Color - Medium White
  • Country of Origin -France

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 9 Write a review.

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Excellent July 10, 2015
Reviewer: Cynthia Drummond from Brunswick, GA United States  
Received the chicks combined with others. Very healthy! As described.

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Fun chicks July 6, 2015
Reviewer: Steven Fink from converse, IN United States  
All 5 were healthy we order 25 chicks got 28 and so far all still doing well! thanks for the great birds!

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Good July 1, 2015
Reviewer: James Anderson from Norman, OK United States  

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Chicks June 4, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Beresford, SD United States  
Very cute chicks, can't wait until they mature.

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VERY HAPPY May 28, 2015
Reviewer: Trey Herringdine from Darlington, SC United States  
We ordered 5 chicks and 1 week after receiving them all are just as happy and healthy as they day they arrived. They are active and developing well. We had a hard time finding mottled houdans and are very happy about these beautiful babies!

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