Le Mans Breed of Chicken


Other common names: Poule le Mans

The Le Mans chicken is a breed which was developed in the 1600’s near the town of Le Mans, in the Sarthe region of France. For centuries, the Le Mans was a popular meat breed, primarily sold as capons. It was common in France until World War II, when its popularity decreased with the introduction of more commercially viable meat breeds.

Type: Largefowl
Varieties (Rosecomb): Black
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Brooding, Preservation
Weight: 3-3.6 Kg (6.5 – 8 lbs)
Personality: Quiet and easy to raise
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

An excellent video regarding this breed

Michail J. Mavridis DVM



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