Originating in Canada, Partridge Chanteclers are THE chickens for northern climates - they’re cushion-combed and fluffy for severe winter weather, are sweet as can be, love to free range, lay a ton of large brown eggs, and roosters grow to about 9lbs for those who have a freezer camp. We hear some lines are almost autosexing, too, so we look forward to seeing whether these guys are! Ours originally came from Rob North, who started with stock from Shelly Oswald - both were hugely instrumental in bringing this amazing breed to the US.
Chanteclers lay on average 220 large light/medium brown eggs per year. They usually lay well in the winter, but for some reason, only our buckeyes are for 2022-2023. We are trying to determine the cause of that!
Chantecler hens weigh about 7lbs and roosters should weigh a minimum of 9lbs.
Chanteclers are exceptionally cold hardy! Their cushion combs are perfect for our Wisconsin weather.
We have only had Chanteclers for about a year, but so far, we are loving them! They are friendly and curious, and roosters have been respectful so far. They definitely prefer to free range, but are also content in a run.