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.
NOTE: In a low percentage of these you will encounter some cross beaks. We have tried to breed this out of them for decades but still there is a low percentage of occurance..
Also may like our Crested “Top Hat” Special.
We also offer at limited times of the year Mottled Houdan Fertile Hatching Eggs