This chicken originated in France in the 1800’s. A large dual purposed bird. Great for home grown poultry and for laying. Very calm, docile bird. A great choice for the beginning live stock farmer. Caution with wire fencing, when roosting the 5th toe can get caught. We also use caution with ordering with this chick. They become dehydrated extremely easy so you must be readily available to receive your shipment and take care of them right away. Hens lay a light brown salmon colored egg. Lay in excess of 180 eggs per year. Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide of course!