These were raised extensively on the many small farms near the village of Houdan in France; and this locale and the lovely black plumage in which many feathers are tipped with V-shaped white spots give them their name. The flowing crest, V-shaped comb, muff of feathers at the throat, and the 5th toe give them an unusual appearance and make them a standout in any poultry show. Houdans are fine boned, juicy, white skinned flesh, and they are good layers of white eggs. Although in the crested breed family, they are larger than Polish. Baby chicks are patched with black and white all over, and the little crest, beard, and 5th toe help identify them at once.
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Houdans - Ratings and Reviews
beautiful birds!i had about a dozen of these guys. They were good looking, calm, quiet, and laid medium eggs.They were not as hardy as the Polish top hatters and didn't live as long but were nice to look at!
Loved our MaudeWe had a wonderful hen named Maude. Friendly and talkative. She actually had a son. He is the most obnoxious fellow. Don't know who she mated with but he looked like a purebred (she was the only one). He has a big ego and is a loud-mouth.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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