When I first saw a picture of a Mottled Houdan on the internet it was love at first sight.
The black coloring with the white tipped feathers drew me in, as I have always loved any kind of spotted animals.
Then topped off with the crazy looking tophat crests thats all it took to make me want some.
The houdan is an old french breed with five toes on each foot, a crest of feathers on
the head and a beard of feathers on the underside of their neck. Keeping these 3 qualities along with the correct mottling
pattern will be quite the challenge and we look forward to raising them. They are also known for having a delicious
meat. They lay medium to large white eggs.
We have found the houdans to be very lively, curious and playful birds and the hens
can be quite friendly and talkative. They are also very good foragers out on pasture. They are hardy birds also
with very few health troubles.
We have also found them to be exellent laying birds.
We will only offer Houdan chicks 3 months of age or older as we want to be able to
sell quality birds. They still need a lot of work to bring them up to standard quality so we will be raising as many as possible
and culling heavily.
If you are interested in ordering some of these birds let me know and I will put you on the
These are also a unusual, unique french breed that also have five toes on each
foot , have a beard and muff and are just beautiful large, friendly birds. Do to not being able to find breeding stock
in the past I had sold off my birds.
I have finally located several breeders of quality faverolles and hope to add them to the
lineup again this year. I will be definitly getting the Salmon Favs again and possibly a few other colors.
Check back later in the Spring/Summer to see if I have any extras available.