Crevecoeur is a historic endangered breed of crested chicken from Pays d’Auge. The breed gets its name from the village of Crèvecœur en Auge in Normandy, France. “Crève Cœur” literally translates as “broken heart”.
Chicken was brought to America in the mid-1800s. As now, the number of birds in the United States and the poultry house is considered critical. Crèvecœur was added to the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Excellence in 1874.
Crevecoeur Chickens has a coat of arms similar to the Houdan race. Unlike Houdan, Crevecoeur Chickens has four fingers and has a V-shaped comb like La Flèche.
- Rooster: 3 kg
- Hen: 2.5 kg
Also known by the names : Crève-Coeur, Krevkyor