American Bresse Chicken Breeders: This page contains a directory of American Bresse breeders in the USA and Canada, including photos, descriptions, contact information, and in some cases, other additional details.
By now, you have probably discovered that the American Bresse chicken is an outstanding dual-purpose breed providing many eggs per year, and moist, intensely flavorful meals enjoyed by the whole family and special guests alike.
If you are looking for a source of American Bresse chickens, this page listing breeders of American Bresse chickens is for you!
A couple caveats:
AzChickens (Colwyn Wickersham)
Location: Phoenix, AZ 85355
Phone: +1 (602) 699 - 4204
Email: Rooster @ AzChickens. com
History: My birds came from original lines: Greenfire and Bresse Farms. We are now 4 generations into our own breeding lines. 30 birds in breeding flock. Flock consists of: 3 lines of White, 1 black line, 1 blue line.
Notes: NPIP #AZ 51. Certified PT & AI Clean healthy flocks.
Best Contact: Website, Phone, Text, Messenger, Email
More: We have pens bred for specific and multiple traits including: size (meat), production (regular egg layer), both traits, proposed Standard of Perfection. All are bred for heartiness. A hearty bird surviving cold/heat is valuable to a farm. We offer Chicks, hatching eggs, juveniles or adults. We are highly rated by our customers and glad to share our lines. Just ask! :) (3/14/2022)
BC Ranch (Nancy Norwood)
Location: Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: +1 (404) 934 - 5733 (cell: text is best)
History: Have been raising chickens for decades, and specifically ABC since Fall of 2020. Breeding lines are solely from AZ Chickens and Greenfire. I breed white, black and silver (project) Bresse.
Notes: Local pickup only. I do not ship eggs or chicks. Communicate through text, or FB Messenger.
Terrapin Station Farm (Erin Leed)
Location: Tucson, AZ 85749
Email: email@example.com (Email or text are preferred points of contact)
Phone: (520) 709 - 1651
History: We've been raising chickens since 2013, adding American Bresse in 2018. Foundation stock is 100% Greenfire Farm. We raise the American Bresse for our own meat needs, as well as selling day old chicks and fertile hatching eggs. Our main goal was to raise a competitive American Bresse that met breed standards while tolerating the desert heat of Southern Arizona.
Details: White American Bresse day old chicks available for pick up in Tucson, AZ. Fertile hatching eggs available for pick up, or we can ship.
Faint-Hearted Ranch Poultry (Jessica Shaffer)
Location: Montague California 96064
Email: Toddsjess @ aol. com (preferred points of contact are website and email)
Phone: (661) 478 - 2054
History: We are FHR Poultry, raising American Bresse and Bielefelder. We've been raising chickens for 20+ years, and American Bresse since 2020. Foundation birds came from a CA breeder with Greenfire Farms stock.
Details: Our goal is to become a dual purpose poultry ranch with pasture raised birds for both eggs and meat. Our breeding goals are to produce a beautiful, healthy, table bird with consistent laying abilities. We also breed for good temperament. I'd like our birds to adhere to the ABC standard as well.
Fowl Moods and Cock Tails (Angela Davidson)
Location: Oak Hills, CA 92344
Email: casalapalma @ outlook. com (preferred method of contact)
History: 2020 was our first year breeding the color varieties of American Bresse. Those foundation birds were purchased from a local private breeder. We will be breeding the white variety for the first time in 2023. This line of whites come to us from Crazy Clucker homestead who has a direct line from Greenfire Farm as well as a very nice line of their own.
Notes: I do not ship. I hatch in small batches from February - August utilizing seven dedicated breeding coops for pairs or trios only. Emphasis on the standard of perfection (SOP) in whites, black and blue. I retain only those with excellent vigor, growth rate, laying ability (both egg size and color) and table qualities. (3/29/2022, updated 11/2/2022)
DBO Ranch (Jennie Heaton)
Location: Reedley, California 93654
Email: dboranch @ yahoo. com (preferred point of contact)
FB Messenger: Jennie Kee
History: I've raised chickens for 25 years, and specifically American Bresse since 2014. Initially, I started with a group comprised of 1/2 Canadian Poulet Blue (Blue Footed) and 1/2 Greenfire American Bresse. On several occasions over the years I replaced all the roosters with pure GF again. So, they are mostly GF American Bresse with about 1/8th to 1/16th Blue Footed. I expect to soon be infusing North Star's line in with mine.
Details: Although I have been raising Bresse for years, I just got serious about their standards in the past few years after I discovered this website. Even though I didn't cull heavily in the beginning, my birds are consistent and a better-than-average place to start for someone wanting to build their flock. Ironically, before I discovered ambresse.com, I culled hens with falling combs because I thought it was a fault, lol. My goal is to pasture raise and finish organically grown American Bresse chickens for meat and eggs. Additionally, I sell chicks locally throughout the growing season. I also raise rare and other heritage breeds.
I do not ship chicks.
Greenfire Farms -- Large Hatchery, Multiple Breeds
Location: Midway, Florida
Contact via Website: https://greenfirefarms.com/
Standard Mail: Greenfire Farms, P.O. Box 676, Midway, FL 32343
Phone: +1 (866) 954 - 2968
Notes: Original importer of French Bresse chickens to the United States. (1/9/2022)
Location: Shelbyville KY 40065
Email: chuckhogg @ gmail. com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/hoggs.org (preferred point of contact)
History: Has been breeding ABCs since 2021, foundation stock is from Greenfire and B2C2; has 22 birds in two groups. "We are a small farm with 15 breeding pens with a focus on Bresse and other rare breeds. We provide many local farms with large quantities of Bresse chicks and hatching eggs."
Notes: Currently only selling locally in KY, no shipping. (5/13/2022)
Location: Bradleyville, MO 65414
Phone: +1 (417) 250 - 0610
Email: dustinldalton @ gmail. com - preferred point of contact is email or text
History: I have had Bresse since 2019. Our bloodlines are from Greenfire, and two other sources. 25 birds in 3 breeding groups.
Notes: All of our chickens are free range until it is time to collect eggs for hatching. Then they are separated into their own chicken tractors. Although we are breeding for excellence, we also want happy birds. (5/23/2022)
Location: California, MO 65018
Phone: +1 (573) 338 - 0342 (text is best)
Email: hollyberry20 @ yahoo. com
History: I have had Bresse since 2020. Genetics are from Greenfire Farms. Right now, 11 birds in 2 breeding groups.
Notes: I work towards SOP and raising a bird that does well on pasture for meat and eggs. I have made steady progress toward sorting out the finer details. I've gotten rid of crooked toes and yellow legs. Knock knees and egg color have been a work in progress. I've got some really wide nice kneed birds now so I'm hopeful, but we shall see what happens with the knees this year. No problems so far with wings, or keels. I do need to get rid of some yellowing once I get the rest of the bird where I want it. I'd have more birds if I weren't so picky. I like being picky though, I end up with better birds. (1/20/2023)
Lou Anne Schutte
Location: De Soto, MO 63020
Phone: +1 (636) 208 - 6173 (TEXT ONLY)
Email: crazycluckershomestead @ gmail. com - preferred point of contact
History: We started our American Bresse venture in 2018 with chicks from GreenFire Farms. We then acquired the colored variety from AZ Chickens in 2020. Mandelyn Royal stock was added in 2022.
Notes: We keep several flocks of whites and several of the blacks and the blues. We strive to breed SOP. Our chickens are not perfect, but we are working hard to breed to the French standard. We are very selective and cull anything that should not be breeder quality.
NPIP: We are not NPIP. We do NOT ship eggs or chicks.
3/23/2022; updated 7/7/2023)
Location: Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Email: kfloydlezak @ gmail. com
Phone: Home: +1 (908) 797 - 8771; Business: +1 (908) 797 - 8771
History: Breeding since 2019; Bloodlines are Polly Gregor, Greenfire Farms, and another breeder I cannot remember. They are now my lines. Flock: 2 breeding groups - 1 boy over 2-3 girls.
Notes: My birds lack the white earlobes. In 2022/2023 breeding, I will be focusing on fixing this lack of white earlobes. My birds are broad and long, I'm very happy with the conformity and the taste is very clean. (2/15/2022)
Keep on Truckin' HomeN'stead
Owned by Caitlyn Brennan
Location: LaFargeville, NY 13656
Email: keepontruckinhns @ gmail. com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KOTHNS (FB Messenger is preferred point of contact.)
History: Has been breeding ABCs since 2021, foundation stock is from Carolina Rare Chicks; has 15 birds in two groups. "I've been working with chickens since I was a little kid but only got serious once I became a stay at home mom." Flock development is in progress. Flaws such as crooked toes and knocked knees will hopefully be eliminated by the end of 2022.
Notes: Flock goals include dual purpose, preservation, and passing long to other farmers. (5/13/2022)
Lady Petri's Poultry
Location: Ontario, NY
Email: Ladypetrispoultry @ gmail .com
History: Our birds are from the 1st and 4th Greenfire Farm imports.
Notes: NPIP and AI clean flock, legal to ship across state borders :) My flock is bred for the standard traits, vigor, and hefty size. They enjoy a lot of free range time and are enthusiastic foragers. I highly recommend Bresse for anyone interested in high egg production, meat, or as pets. (1/22/2022)
Fat Chicken Farm, LLC
Location: Rocky Point, NC
Email: office @ fatchickenfarmllc. com - Email is a preferred point of contact.
Waiting List: http://eepurl.com/hXAfEr
History: Has been raising American Bresse since 2019. Lines are from Bresse Farms and other of uncertain origin. We have 50 birds in 5 groups.
Notes: Fat Chicken Farm LLC breeds all white Bresse. We currently have 5 breeding groups that live in a covered run. We breed for temperament, size and fertility as well as trying to improve the breed to meet the Standard of Perfection. In the off season, we can hatch chicks for you from specific flocks by request if you are looking for certain qualities to add to your flock to improve your traits. (4/22/2022, updated 10/20/2022)
North Star Farms
Location: North Carolina
History: Our lines are 95% from Keith Loeffler (now retired). The other 5% hails directly from Greenfire Farms.
Notes: Our focus is to maintain the meat qualities and egg laying potential of this breed. We are homesteaders and have found Bresse to be the perfect chicken for our needs. We solely raise, breed, cull, and ship BRESSE. We are breeders, not multipliers. We cull for weight gain, type, and egg laying capacity first. We strive for white feathers, blue legs, wide bodies, and wide heads. We look to achieve an overall excellent bird with focus on homestead qualities first and foremost. We keep broody hen qualities and protective (but not mean) roosters. We do NOT ship hatching eggs or sex our chicks.
For all sales and communication please see our website.
NPIP: We are NPIP certified and continue to certify as such. We are AI, Pullorum, and Typhoid CLEAN as of July 2022.
(1/9/2022, updated 10/12/2022)
Location: Mocksville, NC 27028
Email: SonniJos.chicken @ gmail. com
Phone: +1 (919) 749 - 5881; +1 (339) 240 - 9731
Details: Foundation birds are from Bresse Farms, plus a rooster from North Star Farms (Greenfire stock). Has been raising ABC since 2021; has 14 birds in 2 breeding groups.
History: I started working with chickens as an FFA project in my freshman year in high school (some years ago).
Flock Goals: My primary goal is table presentation. A well defined, robust but streamlined body, the way American Bresse are supposed to look. I am also breeding for egg production and finally the vivid slate legs and white ear lobes. The growth rate and size of my birds are spot on. I’m addressing some challenges that weren’t visible in my original breeding flock (there’s more to consistency than meets the eye).
Notes: NPIP 55-1817. (5/6/2022)
Location: Rock Creek, OH 44084
Phone: +1 (440) 983 - 9500 (texts are his preferred point of contact)
Email: Joepniewskijr @ gmail. com
History: Foundation birds are from Sunny Acres Farm. Has been raising American Bresse since 2021. Has a flock of 20 birds in three breeding groups. "I've been working with chickens for 7 years now. I like to focus on 1 breed at a time. I raised Icelandic chickens for 5 years. I do enjoy learning about and working with chickens. I feel I did a great job with the Icelandic chickens but I felt the American Bresse was truly a better dual-purpose bird."
Flock Goals: Good size meat birds and egg layers. Breeding to the standard is progressing; pursuing improvements to size, body structure, and tail carriage. Combs are good. "My flock are awesome layers."
Notes: NPIP 31-1319. (5/6/2022)
Location: Mt. Repose, OH
Email: arcadianorchard @ gmail. com
Notes: White American Bresse. NPIP. Planning to open up sales in the spring of 2024.
(1/9/2022, updated 2/20/2023)
Location: Coshocton, OH 43812
Phone: +1 (330) 473 - 3943 (Phone or FB are preferred points of contact)
Email: crabapplekennels @ gmail. com
Facebook: Pine hill Farms
History and Details: Has been raising chickens for 15 years; American Bresse added in 2020. Foundation stock sourced from Greenfire and Sunny Acres. Has 2 breeding groups of ABCs. Goals are to produce quality breeders and fast finish weights.
Notes: Ohio NPIP #31-1575
Location: Tuttle, OK 73089
Phone: +1 (479) 461 - 8080 (text or email are preferred points of contact)
Email: southerneditionfarm @ gmail. com
Details: Has been raising chickens for 10+ years, and specifically American Bresse since 2019. Has 4 breeding groups of ABCs. On offer: Hatching eggs, chicks, started pullets/cockerels.
Notes: NPIP #4018
Location: Grants Pass, OR 97527
Website: www.campines.net (pending)
Email: kerbyjackson @ mail. com (best point of contact)
History: Foundation lines are from Greenfire Farms. Has been raising ABC's since 2019.
Notes: I've been breeding standard bred poultry for 45 years. I prefer to utilize individual matings over flock breeding. (1/9/2022)
Location: Riddle, OR 97469
Phone: (541) 733 - 5871 (best point of contact)
Email: ramblinrose6155 @ live. com
History: Foundation lines are from Greenfire, Gold Feather Farm and Bresse Farms. Has been raising ABC's since December 2018.
Notes: "I work with my vet to keep my chickens healthy. Goals are to breed my birds as closely to the French standard of perfection as possible. I'm focusing on meat, eggs, and a good calm disposition. Birds have white ear lobes, dark blue legs, all white feathers, and good body type for both eggs and meat."
Location: Lugoff SC 29078
Email: judithfphotography @ gmail. com
Phone: (803) 606 - 1420: You can reach me by phone or email.
History: I've been raising chickens in general for 10 years; added American Bresse in 2020. Foundation stock is from North Star. My flock numbers approximately 30 birds in 4 groups.
Details: My breeding goals are to consistently gain the traditional white Bresse conformation with specifics in back length, comb, ear lobe, and color, with a focus on producing meat. I love these birds and enjoy raising them for the challenge of keeping their unique qualities preserved.
Cumberland Creek Farm (Nicholas Stengel)
Location: Lebanon Tennessee 37090
Email: ccfarmtn @ gmail. com
Phone: (615) 522 - 8516 (Home - Preferred point of contact.)
History: We have been breeding various breeds of chickens since 2015. American Bresse were added in 2019. Our flock is sourced from Greenfire Farms and Lisa Creekmore (Lebanon, TN). We have downsized and focused solely on the American Bresse for the past 3 years.
Details: Goals are to improve size, growth rate and egg size.
Location: Cleveland, Tennessee 37090
Email: susan.swafford49 @ gmail. com
Phone: (423) 715 - 4914 (Call or text.)
History: 20 years experience with chickens in general, and we've been breeding American Bresse since 2015.
Available: Hatching eggs, chicks, started pullets/cockerels out of 3 bloodlines of White American Bresse.
Location: Graysville, Tennessee 37338
Email: Homeshow2 @ yahoo. com (best point of contact)
History: Closed lines since 2017. Housed in 2 groups, plans to add a third group in spring of 2022.
Notes: Closed lines: We sell started birds, beginning around 10 weeks. We currently house all our Bresse outdoors in portable tractors even in winter. Plenty of good food, deep bedding and cover from wind is all these amazing birds require."
1/9/2022 (updated 9/15/2022)
3F Farms (Sierra Ford)
Location: Elberta, UT 84626
Email: 3ffarmsut @ gmail. com (preferred points of contact are email and website)
Phone: +1 (775) 934 - 4256
Details: Foundation birds are from Bresse Farms and Greenfire. Has been raising ABC since 2021; has 30 birds in 3 breeding groups.
History: 10 years raising and showing poultry starting through 4-H; has continued to keep a variety of birds since then, meat production breeds mainly.
Flock Goals: "My main goal is to work towards exhibition, while trying to keep the birds true to the nature of a dual purpose animal. I would like to continue to breed towards the standard. We are getting darker eyes and consistent dark blue legs, and are breeding for white ear lobes. Our female combs may be too erect for the standard at the moment. I keep birds with milder temperaments. I am also on the voting side of a slightly larger bird that the French standard. We currently fall within the parameters of hens at an average of 6 lbs and our cocks at 7.5 lbs and will select for increasing mature weight to 8 lbs. All our extras that don't meet my flock standards fill our freezer."
Notes: NPIP 87-195. "I have a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and I hope to continue my studying of genetics through my birds and work towards physical traits. i.e. egg weights, bird weights and coloring. I am also very interested in continuing to educating others about meat production and particularly through properly finishing of birds. I think the Bresse have set a great platform to do so." (5/13/2022)
Location: Nickelsville, VA 24271
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/b2c2farms - Messenger is preferred means of contact
Email: b2c2farms @ hotmail. com
History: Has been raising American Bresse since 2019. Lines are from Greenfire 2017, with a few females hatched from Goldfeather Farms in 2018 (an earlier Greenfire line) that were integrated over the years. We have 18 birds in 2 groups.
NPIP: VA 52-410
Notes: B2C2 Farms is a small, family owned farm and private breeder of Bresse (along with Black Copper Marans, Lavender Orpington, Isabel Ameraucana, and Serama). We are not a large hatchery. We are thrilled that an American Bresse standard is coming to fruition! As of 2022, we are on generation 3 with our Bresse flocks. We cull for defects (such as dark feathers popping up, tan oval or misshapen eggs, squatty bodies). Bresse are truly the ultimate dual purpose bird, in our experience. Give us a call or find us on Facebook to learn more. (4/22/2022)
Location: Winlock, WA 98596
Website: Winlock American Bresse
Email: willoughbycroft @ gmail. com
History: I have been raising chickens since 1990, and white American Bresse since 2018. My flock consists of birds from Greenfire Farms, Bresse Farms, and Spring Creek Heritage Farms. I currently have 16 adult birds in my Bresse flock, in 2 separate breeding pens with plans to add a 3rd in 2023.
Notes: My flock is not NPIP. I don't have enough adult birds to participate in that program. I am content to limit my sales to the state of WA. I don't raise any other breed of poultry so I can focus exclusively on American Bresse. My goal is to breed towards the SOP. I have already culled pretty hard to remove any blatant flaws. Now I am narrowing things down.
Location: Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email: info @ ambresse. com
History: Foundation stock is from Bresse Farms and Sunny Acres Farm in Ohio; I've been raising ABCs since 2020. As of May, 2023, we used Genetic Testing to help us eliminate recessive white and recessive white-carrying birds from our flock. The plan going forward is to maintain a 100% double dominant white flock as we pursue breeding toward the Standard.
Notes: Contact via email or website. No shipping. (Sales temporarily suspended.)
(1/9/2022; updated 6/12/2023)
Location: New Glarus, Wisconsin 53574
Email: Schutzteacher @ gmail. com
History: Foundation lines from Bresse Farms, has been raising ABCs since 2019.
Notes: Flock of 15 birds is housed in 3 groups. (1/9/2022)
Location: Florence, Wisconsin 54121
Email: leightonjohn777 @ gmail. com
History: Has been raising chickens for 30+ years, and American Bresse specifically since 2016. Foundation lines are from Bresse Farms, Laurie Ann Bennett, and Keith Loeffler (Import #3). Birds are housed in three breeding groups. Raising ABCs for eggs and meat, and selecting the best of the best to try and get as close to SOP as possible.
Notes: "I was disappointed with the American Bresse after dealing with import one and two. Size, color leakage, heartiness. Once I raised some of Keith Loeffler birds I knew this was the breed for me." (1/30/2023)
Grade Eh Farms
Location: Delta, BC
Contact Grade Eh Farms via their contact form.
Email: gradeehfarms @ hotmail .com; gradeehfarms @ gmail .com
Notes: Poulet de Delta = Canadian Bresse. They ship birds throughout Canada.
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