Bresse chicken originates from La Bresse, France. The french take great pride in their Bresse and command a high price to purchase one ready for your table. The quality of flavour and texture of this marbleized meat stands out from the rest. This is a gourmet chicken and is well known for being one of the best tasting chickens in the world.
The breed is a very good dual purpose bird. Pullets begin to lay at 5 months old. Hens can be vocal and will announce to everyone when they have laid an egg. Fertility is always good in the breed. Chick hatchibility is excellent 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 white.
The breed weighs from 4-7.5 lbs depending on the age of butcher. Hens lay approx 250 eggs per year. These are one of the fastest growers on our farm.