White Bresse

Proudly French, the Bresse chicken sports the national colors: red (comb), white (feathers) and blue (feet).



A few years ago, Breezy Bird Farms was one of the first breeders to import the White Bresse from the U.S.
Bresse chicken originates from La Bresse, France. The french take great pride in their Bresse and commands a high price to purchase one ready for your table. Our farms also offers this option. The process we use sustains premium quality flavour and texture to the marbilized meat. This gourmet chicken is well known for being one of the best tasting chickens in the world. We happen to agree!
   Our breeding stock consists of richly coloured slate blue legs right down to the toes.  The breed is a very good  dual purpose bird. Pullets begin to lay at 5 months old.  Eggs will be small at first like most breeds,  but will gain size and become large. Quality of the shell is good. Temperament is good, although the hens prefer to be left alone while laying as they can become vocal. They will announce to everyone when they have laid an egg.  It is best to keep only 1 cock per breeding pen with approx.  6-10 hens for a good healthy flock ratio. Fertility is always good in the breed. Chick hatchibility is good and chicks are vigorous and thrive well. They are easy to raise. Laying is consistent and they will lay in the winter. Our egg color for our Bresse is tinted to light tan. Hens do not go broody.  

The breed weighs from 4-7.5 lbs. Hens lay approx 250 eggs per year. These are one of the fasted growers on our farm.