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Breeds of chickens: Crevecoeur

Breeds of chickens: Crevecoeur


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Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Ancient French breed originating in Normandy (village of Crèvecoeur).
Some scholars believe it was derived from the Paduan area.
Delicate breed and very sensitive to cold climates.
Excellent producer of white-skinned meat (fine and delicate).
Mediocre laying (large eggs with white shell).
Once very bred, today only for display.

Morphological characteristics

Head with large hernia, with abundant tuft of feathers. White mumps.
Long neck with beard in the throat.
Wide abdomen, flat back.
Long and abundant tail.
Short and black legs.

Medium weight:
- Roosters 2,5 - 3,5 kg
- Hens 2.0 - 3.0 kg


Crèvecoeur hen and cock


Breed Crèvecoeur

Breed standard - FIAV

I - GENERALITIES

Origin
France. One of the oldest French breeds, it takes its name from the village of origin.

Egg
Minimum weight g. 55
Shell color: white.

Ring
Rooster: 20
Hen: 18

II - TYPE AND ADDRESSES FOR THE SELECTION
Strong chicken, large and powerful body, large and voluminous forelock, well developed and thick beards and favorites.

III - STANDARD
General appearance and characteristics of the breed

1- FORM
Trunk: long, wide and rectangular; slightly inclined. In the less inclined hen.
Head: wide, well rounded and strong enough.
Beak: strong and curved. The two nostrils strongly flared. At the base of the beak there is a small fleshy outgrowth which is sometimes limited to a red tip.
Eyes: red-orange iris.
Crest: formed by two croissants, medium size, conical or slightly oval; preferably positioned in a "V" position; without ramifications.
Bargigli: rudimentary; hidden by shaving and favorites. Visible wattles are tolerated.
Face: red; partially hidden by the beard.
Mumps: unimportant color; hidden by favorites.
Tuft: large, full, composed of long and wide feathers; facing backwards leaving the ridge free. In the hen it is large, spherical and must not obstruct the view.
Beard: abundant; well-developed favorites. In the fuller and more developed hen of the rooster.
Neck: quite long, compact, worn with elegance; abundant cape hanging over the shoulders.
Shoulders: wide and flat.
Back: long, wide and slightly inclined. Croup with abundant lanceolate.
Wings: quite large; pruned almost horizontal; well tightened to the body.
Tail: flow slightly detected; numerous sickle-shaped, wide and well arched.
Chest: full and deep.
Legs: short legs, hardly visible. Short and smooth tarsi. Four well spread fingers.
Belly: full; well developed. In the well-developed and deep hen.

2 - WEIGHTS
ROOSTER: Kg. 2,5 - 3,5
HEN: Kg. 2,0 - 3,0

Serious defects:
Insufficient size; narrow or too short body, flat chest; bearing strongly inclined towards the back; highly detected tail; tuft too small, divided, too bulky or hanging; lack of beard; too light iris; ridge ramifications or flat croissants; sight impeded.

3 - PLUMAGE
Conformation: full and thick; well tightened to the body.

IV - COLORS

BLACK
GALLO and GALLINA
All the intense black plumage with green reflections.
Dark horn beak, slightly lighter tip tolerated.
Dark black slate tarsi.
Serious defects: floury traces; strong blue reflections; rust; sole of the yellow foot.

WHITE
GALLO and GALLINA
Pure white plumage. Slight yellow highlights are tolerated in the rooster's cape and rump.
Light horn beak up to slate blue. Bluish tarsi; the flesh-colored tarsi are not considered a defect (provisionally).
Serious defects: many blackish traces; strong yellow reflections in the rooster; feathers of other color.

PEARL GREY
GALLO and GALLINA
Light gray-blue plumage, soft and uniform, without hemming. A little darker shade tolerated in the rooster cape and rump.
Dark horn colored beak, slightly lighter tip allowed. Slate blue tarsi up to dark slate.
Serious defects: presence of hemming; soot; floury tracks; strong rust.

BLUE BRAIDED
GALLO and GALLINA
Uniform gray-blue plumage, more or less dark, with very clear dark blue edging. In the cape and rump of the rooster the finish arrives fine and velvety blue-black.
Dark horn colored beak, slightly lighter tip allowed. Slate blue tarsi up to dark slate.
Serious defects: absence of hemming; cape and croup too light in the cock; floury tracks; rust in the plumage.

SPARVIERO
GALLO and GALLINA
Each pen with bars, in multiple alternation, black and gray-blue, the bars are somewhat arched. Bars of the same width in Portugal, in the hen the darker parts are wider than the light ones. The design is not precise; only a slightly drawn down jacket.
Beak and flesh-colored tarsi, dark traces allowed.
Serious Defects: very irregular sparrowhawk design, completely shaded; floury tracks; rust in the plumage.


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