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Houdan breeds from Crested Breads Club of Australia

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Crested Breads Club of Australia  was established in 2006 to encourage the breeding and exhibiting of Crested Breeds such as Houdan, Crested Duck, Crested Geese and many more. Houdan is a well-known French Breed that was originally produced as a type of fowl. Houdan is known for its full crest and beard, non broody and very hardy characteristics.

Houdan is thrifty on the feed and produces medium sized, white eggs. In addition to these features, Houdan has five toes on each foot and the leaf comb which gives the effect of two branched antlers in the front of the crest. Houdan is suitable for pets, as the males can be flighty.

Houdan from Crested Breads Club of Australia has glossy black feathering with beetle green sheen and white mottling. Customers can get the white and self black colours but these are not currently recognised by the Australian Poultry Standards.

The crests in Houdans are compact; it is round on top for males and globular for females. The comb is in leaf type that resembles a butterfly placed at the base of the beak. Comb face and wattles in Houdan from Crested Breads Club of Australia are available in bright red. Houdans have five toes on each foot. A Houdan with layers can produce a white egg that weights approximately 55 grams. Customers are recommended to breed with only 2nd year layers and older hens.

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