• These dual-purpose chickens are hardy, easy to raise and keep, active foragers, and have a great temperament.
  • Want to add a light golden-brown egg to your egg basket? Bresse hens average 4-5 eggs per week.


Bresse rooster in the sunshine

  • American Bresse chickens are not a fast-growing breed, but they are well worth the wait. Males reach a mature weight of 6-7 pounds in about 16 weeks, and hens will average 4-5 pounds.



Flock of Bresse chicks

  • Bresse are in high demand because, like beef, they can have marbled meat.
  • This chicken really tastes like no other — imagine the juiciest grilled chicken breast ever.

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Bresse hen in the sunshine

Favored by Chefs

Many French chefs consider Bresse the ultimate roasting bird. This elegant bird has adorned all the great French tables. Bresse has the reputation of being the tastiest chicken in the world! 

A bit of history . . .

Known as the “Queen of Poultry”, the Bresse Gauloise is one of the oldest breeds from France and internationally renowned.

The Bresse are named for the former French province known as Bresse. Bresse raised in this legally-defined geographical area in eastern France, for all stages of production, are entitled to the AOP (application of origin) designation “Bresse.” That’s why you will often see other farms referring to the Bresse Gauloise as American Bresse and Canadian Bresse.

Out of respect to the specifications, we refer to our chickens as Sequoia Bresse to give reference to where we are raising these heritage breed chickens..