We have a few “Bresse” chickens. Well, they’re officially not Bresse chickens because they have to come from Bresse to get that name. They’ve got an official name of “bresse-gauloise” although I’ve never heard anyone use it here. This guy below is called Chanteclairix.
They seem nice enough. The hens are friendly, the coqs are protective and they all have cool blue feet. They are famous for their meat but we haven’t eaten one yet.
But the hens lay eggs, of course. The first of the pullets have started laying so we’re getting a couple of little eggs each day. They are an off white. Here is one sitting on a pile of eggs from our random house chickens.
It is fun to get white eggs again. It will make Easter egg coloring so much easier.
- French wiki on Poule de Bresse
- English wiki on bresse-gauloise
2 thoughts on “Chickens with blue feet and white eggs – la bresse-gauloise”
We’ve eaten poulet de Bresse when we lived in France, and it’s delicious. I would imagine yours will be even better because they really and truly free range. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re pretty to look at, although around here that white would make them a target for our resident hawk! 😦
I just realized I forgot to switch identities, but that was me. 🙂