Black Bresse Chickens are the worlds most delicious chicken. Bresse are very beautiful birds with black feathers, red combs and blue steel legs. Bresse will lay 250 eggs per year and they have a great disposition. Bresse are heat and cold tolerant and are very easy to care for, making them a great dual purpose bird. Bresse have been around for over 500 years and originated in France. Bresse are the only chickens in the world that are protected by government, don't worry ours were imported legally. Bresse hen will weigh around 5.5 lbs., roosters are typically around 7 pounds. Bresse hens will start laying around 4.5 months.