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About the breed:
This remarkable table breed is considered a national treasure in its native France. Reputed to be the best-tasting chicken in the world, a roasted Bresse can cost hundreds of dollars at a Parisian restaurant.
Bresse chickens have a long and colorful history that underlies their unique claim in the poultry realm: They are reputed to be the best-tasting chickens in the world. From that simple but powerful claim flows a fascinating story that his rich in tradition, intrigue, and nationalistic pride. Bresse stand at the pinnacle where food and fowl intersect.
About 500 years ago, Bresse (rhymes with "bless") emerged as a distinct chicken breed in the former province of Bresse in eastern France. Somewhere between the Rhone River and the French Alps sits a 60-mile by 25-mile swath of fields and woodlands. Here the breed was formed from a now-forgotten mix of local fowl. Through a combination of luck and selective breeding, small flocks of poulet de Bresse that dotted the French countryside soon earned the reputation of having a unique and exquisite flavor. White Bresse produce a medium to large-size cream-colored egg.
As early as 1825, the prototypical epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin described Bresse as "the queen of chickens, and the chicken of kings." Bresse have been said to possess "the tastiest, the firmest and most succulent flesh of any chicken anywhere." And so, because of its legendary meat quality, Bresse command a huge premium compared to conventional commercial poultry and are the basis of a thriving agricultural industry in France.
Their eggs are also considered to be superior in taste.
*Please note that it takes 3 to 6 weeks to process your order* We are a small, 100% solar hatchery and have to use electricity sparingly. Because of this and our commitment to raising some of the finest chickens in the world - orders can take up to 6 weeks before they are shipped. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Live birds can only be shipped using USPS Priority Express which reaches most local post offices overnight. Your birds must be picked up from the local Post Office as quickly as possible to ensure your new babies are safe. Shipping is additional and generally ranges from $25 to $70 depending on where you live and how many chicks you order. We're currently only shipping within the continental United States.
Our Live Chick Guarantee only applies if you order 6 or more chicks. This is because we believe that 6 chicks is the ideal number of bodies to keep the little guys safe. (Enough fluff for padding and enough bodies for heat). An explanation of this guarantee as well as answers to all of the most frequently asked questions can be found at this link: Frequently Asked Questions
We know you'll LOVE your baby Bresse! :)
Country Egg Hatchery
We're passionate about exotic chickens and rare birds! We're Country Egg Hatchery - a small hatchery that specializes in rare, exotic and beautiful breeds of chicken and other birds. We hand-select each chick we send to you and your family - to ensure the highest quality. We are NPIP certified - meaning that our flocks are regularly screened for disease by a third party. We selectively breed for genetic diversity, beauty/color and health and are proud to hatch chicks in a 100% solar-powered chicken hatchery.