Ambresse Website Map

Welcome to the website map! The Ambresse website is a young website, but we hope it will evolve to become an information source for all things related to American Bresse Chickens in the United States and Canada, or wherever American Bresse chickens come to be found.

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Ambresse Home Page
American Bresse Chickens: The old but new, triple-purpose Chicken: Copious eggs, rapid growth to meat harvest, and ohmygoodness, fat-marbled flavor.... 

Canadian flag.'American' includes Canada!

American Bresse Breed Club is for now the temporary home of the American Bresse Breed Club (ABBC).

American Bresse Breed Club
When activated, the American Bresse Breed Club will become the national arm of American Bresse Chicken breeders in North America. Get Club info and news here.

Standard of Perfection
The draft SOP for the American Bresse Chicken breed, supporting their original unique homestead and gourmet restaurant qualities.

ABBC Selection Guide
This Breed Club Selection Guide helps you achieve target traits in your flock. Everything about a chicken is decided before the egg is ever hatched....

Mandelyn Royal: Biography
Mandelyn, American Bresse breeder since 2016, is spearheading the education and organization of the national American Bresse Breed Club.

About American Bresse Etc.

American Bresse Chickens
A very new breed in North America, but very old in France. This is an overview of the American Bresse breed, descriptions, photos, chicks, eggs, and links to more detail.

American Bresse Standard of Perfection
Description of the current draft standard of perfection for the American Bresse breed.

French Bresse Chicken
The French Bresse Chicken: Brief history of the development of the ancient French Bresse breed of chicken, and how it made its way to America.

Blue Foot Chicken
Blue Foot Chickens: The history of an attempt to recreate the glorious French Bresse chicken in order to fill a gourmet niche in North America.

Cornish Cross Chickens
The only chicken sold in supermarkets and restaurants: What they are, and how they compare to heritage bred-to-standard chickens like American Bresse.

Cooking and Recipes

How to Cook Bresse Chickens
How to Cook Bresse Chicken, really delicious American Bresse poultry instead of run-of-the-mill store bought chicken.

Slow Roasted Bresse Chicken in White Wine Mushroom Cream Sauce
By Tammy Broadway, Holistic Chef and Board-Certified Holistic Doctor


American Bresse Eggs
American Bresse Eggs - for breakfast, baking, and hatching. Check availability of fertile American Bresse hatching eggs from Ambresse Acres. For hatching eggs from other farms, see the breeder info on this website (below).

For Sale

American Bresse Chicken Breeders
American Bresse Chicken Breeders: List of breeders of American Bresse chickens in the USA and Canada, including photos, descriptions, and contact information.

American Bresse Chickens for Sale
American Bresse Chickens for Sale Classified Ads: Find American Bresse owners and breeders near you, plus list your want-to-buy American Bresse want ad here.

Finishing before Processing

The concept of finishing is as new to the North American poultry world as the American Bresse breed of chicken is (since 2011). As American Bresse gain in popularity, the questions about finishing continue to mount. helps answer the questions.

Finishing American Bresse Chickens 
Finishing American Bresse Chickens: What is finishing, how to finish American Bresse, plus all the conditions for finishing, including feeding, housing, lighting, and more.

American Bresse Finishing FAQs
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about finishing. Why finish? Advantages of finishing American Bresse Chickens and answers to other common or pressing finishing questions.

French Bresse Finishing
Finishing in North America is based upon French finishing practices. This page outlines our understanding regarding French methods of raising poulet de Bresse, starting nearly from birth and ending at processing, including finishing, of course.

Is Fat Bad For You
Finishing American Bresse Chickens adds fat to the chicken meat. Is this bad for human health? There is considerably more to the story than fat-is-bad.

Grand Finale Feed Recipe
Give your American Bresse meat chickens a grand finale! Ambresse Acres created an effective recipe which you can use to produce gourmet poultry. Available as an electronic PDF and as a physical card.

Grand Finale Finish Feed
Quick and easy dry-ingredient feed mix (just add water) is the final feed before processing. For finished, fat-marbled, gourmet American Bresse poultry. Available from in 2-pound packages, enough to finish one cockerel.

American Bresse Bounty

Waterglassing Eggs

How to waterglass your extra eggs through the spring, summer, and fall so you'll have nearly fresh eggs to eat all year long.

Schmaltz, that most glorious of rendered animal fats - other than butter, of course - may be doubly flavorful when sourced from American Bresse chickens.


American Bresse Genetics Questions
Several color flaws seem to be relatively common in white American Bresse birds, depending on the source of the birds. Identify these flaws and learn how to eliminate faulty genetics in order to improve your overall flock of American Bresse chickens.

White Genes in American Bresse Chickens
Why the French Bresse breeders use the Dominant White gene in the White Bresse variety and not the Recessive White gene. By Nancy Norwood.

Black Leakage in American Bresse
Learn the genetics that allow bleed-through of black pigment into white feathers, and how to eliminate black leakage. By Kerby Jackson.

Yellowing in White American Bresse
The how and why of yellowing in white feathers. Understand the underlying genetics of feather yellowing, and discover how to minimize or eliminate this unwanted trait. By Kerby Jackson.

Kerby Jackson, Geneticist
Forty-five years in the study and practice of poultry genetics means breeders of American Bresse and other breeders learn a lot when Mr. Jackson talks genetics.

Selective Breeding

Ambresse Acres has practiced selective breeding for years; the principles work very well in improving flock quality. It also helps to have at least a cursory understanding of the genetics underlying the bird's various phenotypes. I'm not a geneticist, so I'm happy that the real experts were willing to lend their expertise to the conversation about genetics and selective breeding.

Selective Breeding
About selective breeding: The process that is meant to aggregate desirable genetics in your American Bresse chicken flock while eliminating negative genetic traits.

The Process of Selective Breeding
Examples of decision-making for breed excellence in American Bresse Chickens.
By Mandelyn Royal.

Resistance to Disease
Resistance to Disease: Grow a healthy flock of chickens by keeping only chickens with strong immune systems and great disease resistance. By Mandelyn Royal.

The Small Print Regarding the Ambresse Website

About the Ambresse Website
About Ambresse the website, and about Ambresse Acres, which breeds American Bresse Chickens exclusively.

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The American Bresse Breed Club is now hosted (temporarily) here on the Ambresse website. Follow the link for all the details! Check here for updates and links to pages. 

Mandelyn Royal, ABC breeder extraordinaire.Mandelyn Royal, American Bresse breeder extraordinaire.