Mottled Houdan

$3.75

The Mottled Houdan chicken breed was imported from the town Houdan (France) into England around the 1850’s. The Mottled Houdan chicken was introduced to America in 1865 and later in 1874 it was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection. This unique chicken breed has a fifth toe, is an old French breed, has a wide cavernous nostril, a large crested feather head and is a white egg layer. The females  are extremely docile and gentle and make good pets. Not particularly a good free range chicken if you have predators because of their top knot that blocks some of their vision. They are known as the “French Hen” and make a great backyard chicken for pets and show.

Available February – August

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

Straight Run Only

Minimum 3 Chicks)

Quantity Not Sexed
3+ $3.75
6+ $3.65
10+ $3.55
15+ $3.45
25+ $3.35

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The Mottled Houdan chicken breed was imported from the town Houdan (France) into England around the 1850’s.  The Mottled Houdan chicken was introduced to America in 1865 and later in 1874 it was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection.  This unique chicken breed has a fifth toe, is an old French breed, has a wide cavernous nostril, a large crested feather head, beard and muffs, and is a white egg layer.  The Female Mottled Houdan is extremely docile and gentle and make good pets.  Not particularly a good free range chicken if you have predators because of their top knot that blocks some of their vision.  The Mottled Houdan is known as the “French Hen” and make a great backyard chicken for pets and show.

  • Poultry Show Class: Continental Class
  • Weights: Hen—–6 1/2 lbs         Rooster——8 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Dual, Egg Laying and Meat; Exhibition
  • Color of Egg Shell: White
  • Egg Production: 150+ eggs per year
  • Egg Size: Small-Medium
  • Temperament: Docile
  • Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
  • Broody: Setter
  • Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: France
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.
  • ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.

Available February – August

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

Straight Run Only

Minimum 3 Chicks)

 Quantity Discount will appear in your cart!

PLEASE REVIEW MINIMUM ORDER RULES & QUANTITIES BELOW

———->  Minimum Order Requirements  <———–

There is a small order fee ($35.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. 

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Sex

Straight Run

Desired Hatch Week

FEBRUARY 24, 2020, MARCH 2, 2020, MARCH 16, 2020, MARCH 23, 2020, APRIL 6, 2020, APRIL 13, 2020, APRIL 27, 2020, MAY 4, 2020, MAY 18, 2020, MAY 25, 2020, JUNE 1, 2020, JUNE 8, 2020, JUNE 15, 2020, JUNE 22, 2020, JULY 6, 2020, JULY 13, 2020, JULY 20, 2020, JULY 27, 2020, AUGUST 3, 2020