Chicken Breeds Big Birds Chicken-like-Marsh Duck-like
Gull-like Hawk-like Hummingbird-like Long-legged-like
Owl-like Perching-like Pigeon-like Sandpiper-like
Swallow-like Tree-clinging-like Upland-ground-like Upright-perching Water-like


La Fleche Information

La Fleche - chicken Breeds | ქათმის ჯიშები | qatmis jishebi

La Fleche 1 - chicken Breeds | ქათმის ჯიშები | qatmis jishebi

La Fleche 2 - chicken Breeds | ქათმის ჯიშები | qatmis jishebi

La Fleche 3 - chicken Breeds | ქათმის ჯიშები | qatmis jishebi

La Fleche Qualities

The La Fleche has a dual purpose designation. They lay three large, extra-large, white eggs a week from March to October averaging 180 per annum. However, La Fleche stand out as a meat foul. The breed seemingly distribute their fat to create a enviable juicyness in all parts of the carcass. La Fleche chicks grow slowly but make up for it in flavor and in their high dressed ratio (dressed weight/live weight) at butchering time. The French have a traditional practice of fattening the La Fleche using a feeding tube to force more food into the fowl which they claim leads to it's meat quality.

La Fleche Temperament

La Fleche farmers use the word “wild” to describe their breed. They will adapt to confinement but prefer foraging over roosting or brooding. The La Fleche like the open range and will travel far if left to their own devices. Their ability to fly adds to their foraging range and allows the La Fleche the attractive option of tree roosting. Without proper precautions the La Fleche farmer can wake up to find his flock gone. La Fleche chickens work well on a small farm but fail in a surburban backyard. The breed as a whole shuns human interaction and domestication.

La Fleche Appearance

La Fleche have the nickname of “Devil Bird” given for their large red V comb that looks like the classic red horns associated with the Devil. They have extremely long red wattles that stand in stark contrast to large white earlobes. La Fleche chickens carry themselves in an tall, upright manner. Although they produce white meat, La Fleche chickens carry themselves on dark, leaden blue legs. La Fleche chickens display full tails with a large number of decorative feathers. The breed has several colorings of plumage; however, only the Black La Fleche has made into the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection book as of 1874.

La Fleche Upkeep

The La Fleche can clear a six foot fence. To contain them, you will need to completely enclose the pen. La Fleche like large foraging spaces. Give them as much room as you can spare. Their long comb, wattles, and earlobes put them at great risk from frostbite. If you choose to keep La Fleche in the northern latitudes, you must provide a warm coop. La Fleche hens lay through October. Give them good layer food that supplements calcium and protein. Provide artificial light in the morning hours to lengthen laying time.

New Hampshire Red | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Cubalaya | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Holland | Chicken | Chicken Breeds
Yokohama | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Minorca | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Rosecomb | Chicken | Chicken Breeds
Faverolles | Chicken | Chicken Breeds New Hampshire Red | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Phoenix | Chicken | Chicken Breeds
Booted Bantam | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Cornish | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Appenzeller Spitzhauben | Chicken | Chicken Breeds
Dorking | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Ameraucana | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Silkie Bantam | Chicken | Chicken Breeds
Minorca | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Rosecomb | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Cochin | Chicken | Chicken Breeds
Japanese Bantam | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Araucana | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Crevecoeur | Chicken | Chicken Breeds
Chantecler | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Dominique | Chicken | Chicken Breeds Sumatra | Chicken | Chicken Breeds

Copyright © 2012