Origin - One of the oldest French breeds, named after its Norman village of origin.
The word crevecouer means "broken heart".
Eggs for hatching.- 60 grams minimum; white shell.
Bird Size -
Rooster: 6.62 lbs
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Of a relatively easy breeding, the poultry of Crévecoeur are not tolerant of moisture; if you are in a rainy environment they may need to have access to a clean dry area that they can spend time in. However, Crèvecoeur do not fear the cold. They make good laying hens and will occasionally go broody. Finally, it should be noted that due to the presence of a strong crest, these poultry are easily startled due to the reduction of their visual field. It is therefore better to always make noise upon arrival into the coop or when coming upon the birds in order not to to not stress the birds too much.
Body - Long, wide, rectangular, slightly inclined.
Head - Large, well vaulted and strong enough.
Horns - Formed of two horns, medium size,
of round section or slightly oval. Preferably in U shape.
Wattles.- Rudimentary, hidden by the beard and the favorites. Apparent barbs are tolerated.
Lobes - Whites (unimportant), hidden by favorites.
Crest - Large, full, composed of long feathers
and wide, thrown back, clearing the ridge well.
Eyes - Red orange iris.
Beak - Strong, curved. The nasal holes strongly flared.
At the birth of the beak is a small mound of flesh that
is sometimes only indicated by a red dot. Black gray color.
Neck - Pretty long, compact, worn with elegance, camail
abundant falling on the shoulders.
Back - Long, wide, slightly inclined, abundant lancets.
Chest - Full and deep.
Abdomen -Full, well developed. Wings.- Pretty big,
worn almost horizontally, glued to the body.
Tail - Scope slightly raised numerous sickles
wide, well arched.
Thighs - Short, slightly visible.
Feet - Short, smooth, gray black to dark gray, four fingers.
HEN Sounds like a cock, deep and well developed abdomen, the back less inclined. The crest is large, spherical and does not obstruct vision. The full beard is larger than that of the rooster.
Insufficient size; narrow or too short body; crest too small, split, too large or inclinations; lack of beard; tail too high; Iris eyes too clear branching at the crest; feet too clear.