Of all the French breeds of chicken, it is said that the La Flèche stands at the head for table qualities. They have thin white skin with tender, juicy, delicate, short-grained flesh. Their breasts are meaty and full in shape. A large population of La Flèche chickens made their way to America in the 1850s. The hens lay very large white eggs and lay well from March through October. This is a threatened breed.