The Red Chantecler Chicken is one of three varieties that we offer of the very rare Chantecler Chicken. The Chantecler Chicken is the very first chicken breed developed in Canada. The breed was developed by a monk in Quebec who desired to create a unique Canadian chicken that had the strong dual purpose characteristics of meat and egg production and could withstand the brutal cold Canadian winters.
The Red Chantecler Chicken is a variety that has not been accepted by the APA, but still has the good dual purpose characteristics of the original Chantecler Chicken. It extreme cold hardiness comes from its chunky and heavy set body along with having extra small combs and wattles that are mostly immune to frostbite. The Chantecler Chicken will lay about 4 large brown eggs per weak. They are a gentle breed, but can be tense and edgy if kept in close confinement.
Red Chantecler Chicken
The Chantecler Chicken is one of the most cold hardy chicken breeds available. Their extra small comb and wattles allow them to endure unbelievably cold temperatures.