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The Standard White Chantecler is a dual purpose bird developed by Brother Wilfred Châtelain in Quebec, in the early 1900’s. The first ‘Canadian’ Chicken, was breed for hardiness, cold tolerance, year round egg production and as a good meat bird. The new breed was admitted into the Standard of Perfection in 1921. Today, those qualities are still why we love this bird. The livestock conservancy, who is dedicated to preserving endangered poultry breeds, has this breed on a watch list.
Our breeding program has recently expanded to take over the Cirrus Hill Farm well reputed flock. We are excited to be working with this experienced farm who has worked hard to preserve this beautiful and functional rare breed.
This spring will have eggs ready to ship anywhere in Canada and chicks available for on farm pick up. We also have a few Beltsville Small White turkey poults available when you come to pick up your chicks. We can not ship live birds, but if you are unable to travel and would like to order birds please contact us and we will do our best to work with other growers who are traveling to make arrangements.
In the fall we will have breeding and show quality stock available as well as mature birds for backyard flocks.
All orders should be placed well in advance of you desired pick up time. We suggest at least six weeks to allow us to coordinate orders, hatching and shipping. The White Chantecler is well suited to pastured poultry operations and naturally finds it’s place on homesteads and small farms.
On our farm these birds are independent and contributing members of the farm. They can often be seen following the spring lambs around the pasture as they graze. I love that they are gentle and trouble free birds. The hens are consistent egg layers through the winter and, by design, they have no trouble with our cold Bruce County winters.