ANEVRB, Patrice Silvère, Les Couettes, 35310 Cintré, France.
Cou-nu du Forez (Forez Naked Neck) : |
The region of Forez (Loire) is the birthplace of this fowl. The standard is
fairly recent. The Cou-Nu hens are reputed for being hardy. Its neck is
completely bare with the exception of a tuft of feathers in the middle,
set apart from the rest.
Cock : 3 to 3.5 kg ; hen : 2.3 to 2.8 kg.
Adress : Club du Cou-nu du Forez, Guy Massacrier, Le Rampé, 42600 Chalain d'Uzore
white, black, cuckoo...
Origin : Old farm hen in the regions of Western France (and northwestern
Germany). Fowl with good long horizontal body ;
very short legs ; thick, long plumage . Of trusty temperament. Cock : 1.75 to 2.25 kg ; hen : 1.5 to 2 kg.
Address : Conservatoire des races avicoles normandes et du Maine, Le Maître Pierre,
route de Campigny, 14490 Le Tronquay, France.
black, white, cuckoo, blue.
This is one of the oldest French breeds, named after its village of
origin in Normandy. At the beginning of the century, it was probably the
most frequently raised French breed, because it was held in high regard
for its meat. After nearly disappearing, it has once again returned to
breeders' farms. At present, unfortunately, it is regarded mainly as an
ornamental fowl, since the remaining birds are a poor genetic selection
from the original ; the Crèvecoeur has yet to regain the production
qualities it had in the past.
Cock : minimum 3 kg ; hen : minimum 2,5 kg.
Also available in bantam.
C E P B C N = Conservatoire pour l'Elevage et la Préservation de la Basse Cour Normande
Jean Marie DE LAUNAY -
Conservatoire des Races Normandes et du Maine, Le Maître Pierre, route de Campigny, 14490 Le Tronquay, France.
black, black with gold-coloured neck hackle,
black with silvery neck hackle.
Origin : near the village of Estaires in the North - Pas de Calais region.
Strong fowl (Cock from 3.5 to 5 kg ; hen from 2.5 to 3.5 kg), rather low on
legs. Slightly feathered feet.
Address : Palgalli Estaires Club, Bernard Dedours, 7 rue du Bacquet, 62620 Maisnil les
It comes from the village of Faverolles (Eure-et-Loir). The product of
crossbreeding of farm hens with Brahma, Houdan, Dorking, Cochin and Langshan.
At the beginning of the 20th century, it had no standard. The breeders'
main concern was to produce a first class table fowl for the markets of the
Cock : 3.5 to 4 kg ; hen : 2.8 to 3.5 kg.
Powerful body, wide, deep, not too long ; owlish head, well-developed beard lightly feathered
tarsi, five toes ; the whole gives an impression of stately power, with no trace
It is red and selected for its fine meat, early laying, as well as for the beauty of its
Address : HFCF, Wolff Aurélien, 28 rue de la Croisette, 54720 Chénières, France.
dark salmon, white, black, ermine.
German Faverolles (Dark Faverolles) : |
With its origins in Faverolles (Eure-et-Loir, France), the Dark Faverolles is a product of
selection in Germany for darker colour as well as for a more oblong body. A voluminous bird with a wide
and deep body, owlish head. It has a well-
developed beard, lightly feathered feet, five well-separated toes, very familiar in
It also exist in bantam
Cock : 3.5 to 4 kg ; hen : 2.8 to 3.5 kg.
Address : Houdan-Faverolles Club de France, Wolff Aurélien, 28 rue de la Croisette, 54720 Chénières, France.
approved) : buff
Result of a crossbreeding of Faverolles and Orpington.
Origin : Valley of the Garonne in Southwestern France.
Cock : 2.5 to 3 kg ; hen : 1.8 to 2.3 kg. It also exists in bantam. It is bred both for laying and
meat. It is medium-sized with fairly rounded outlines. It is slim, proud and elegant. It is hardy and
develops early ; fine-boned, looks like the Black Bresse Gauloise but the earlobes are red
and it is of larger size.
The preservation and the improvement of the original type should be sought as
well as that of its productivity.
Native of the Gâtinais region, between Montargis and Sens, Seine-et-Marne and
Cock : 3.5 to 4 kg ; hen : 2.5 to 3 kg. It also exists in bantam. White-plumed
fowl has existed from far-off days in these regions, a standard has therefore
been established to define these white fowl. The Gâtinaise is a dual-purpose fowl :
eggs and meat.
Address : Gâtinais Club, Thierry DUCHEMIN, 14 chemin des Egreffins, 91890 Videlles, France.
The oldest French farm-typed breed. This breed is featured as the "coq
gaulois" (the French cockerel), which is the emblem of the French fighting spirit. It is
also the French breed coming nearest the wild "coq Doré" (golden
cockerel)which is considered to be the ancestor of all our domestic breeds. It
nearly disappeared after World War 2 but it is now making a comeback thanks
to the efforts of breeders.
Cock : 2.5 kg ; hen : 2 kg.
Bresse-Gauloise Club, Denis Thomassin , Les Mirabelliers, rue Saint Germain, 54115 Battigny, France.
Gauloise Dorée Club de France, Nicolas Vermeulen, 14190 Saint Germain le Vasson, France.
Native of Touraine, it is a hardy and lively farm fowl with compact, white, very delicate and
fine meat. The ample and long fine-boned type should be sought.
Cock : 3 to 3.5 kg ; hen : 2.5 to 3 kg.
Groupe informel des amis de la Géline de Touraine, Choisel Jean-Louis, 36 rue Bel-Air, 37320 St Branchs, France.
Union des amateurs de la Géline de Touraine, Yves VERVIALLE, 7 Logny, 37460 GENILLE. Tél : 02 47 92 80 74
Courriel : email@example.com, France.