SPECIALTY BIRDS (See Price List at bottom of page)
Minimum order of 10
Buff Orpington have rich golden buff plumage and are a popular brown egg laying, dual-purpose variety. Because they are loosely feathered, they appear to be much heavier than their true weights. The feathers are broad and smooth fitting on the deep body of this breed. They have a quiet disposition, make excellent mothers and are one of the most broody of all standard breeds. Buff Orpington’s have white skin so when finished laying can be used for butchering for more eye appeal.
Also known at the “Easter Egg Chicken” this is a very popular bird for all those who love a great looking bird and a little fun when you’re cooking. The egg colours can be a variety of many shades such as green, blue, pink, white, brown or a blend of all of these colours. The feathers on this
bird are also a mix of colours with white, brown, red and black feathers. Most birds have muffs covering their ears (tuffs or feathers). These birds a have a good rate of lay and mature at about 6 lbs.
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Known best for their distinctive chocolate brown eggs, the Cuckoo Maran is a rare breed that adapts well to confinement. They resemble a Barred Plymouth Rock except their bars are not as perfect and their colors are not as distinct. Marans lay the darkest eggs of any breed and are a nice dual-purpose bird.
patterns make them one of the best varieties for the exhibitor. Known not only to
be a dependable brown egg layer, but also very good setters.
Golden Laced Wyandottes, which originated in Wisconsin, are known as a docile, good producer of brown eggs. They are a hardy, active, medium weight, dual-purpose variety that is used for production of both meat and eggs. The chicks do not grow as fast as some of the other dual-purpose breeds and therefore, are a poor choice for producing broiler meat. Their unusual, attractive plumage color pattern and docile nature are characteristics that are making this variety more popular each year.
. Silver Laced Wyandottes, are the most popular Wyandotte variety. They are the original variety of the Wyandotte breed. The general appearance of Wyandottes is a short, deep, wide-bodied bird. Their close fitting, rose comb is an advantage in cold climates where single combs sometimes freeze. The unusual, striking color pattern and docile nature are characteristics that make them a popular variety.
ASSORTED BANTAM PACKAGE
Every Year we have over 30 varieties of Bantams in this package
This package may include different varieties of Japanese, different varieties of Silkies, Sebrights, Sultans, Frizzle Cochins, Bantam Cornish varieties.
The selection we offer in this package is never disappointing, we are very proud to offer so many varieties.
New Hampshire Reds
For outstanding vigor, size, uniform growth, early maturity, rapid full feathering, heavy egg production and large egg size, these MONEY MAKERS can’t be beaten. This fine strain produces large brown eggs with extra good shell texture and has a yellow skinned carcass free from dark pinfeathers.
Rhode Island Reds are an old time, well-known American breed, which was developed in the state of Rhode Island. A distinct characteristic of this breed is their horizontal, oblong body, which is deep, broad and long, sometimes described as “brick shaped”. They are an excellent dual-purpose bird that efficiently produces large brown eggs. From the time they are chicks until maturity, they may have white on the wing tips, but when they are fully matured they should not have any white feathers.
Barred Plymouth Rocks
One of the most popular brown egged dual purpose breeds. These birds are born black with a white spot on their head and as they grow the feathers become barred (black and white). They are a very docile bird with a good rate of lay. They are a dual purpose bird, so when they do slow down in lay they can be butchered for meat.
Black Sex Links
Black Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Barred Plymouth Rock females. The male chicks have a white spot on the top of their heads and can be separated from the solid black female chicks when they hatch. This cross, which is used in commercial layer operations, is an efficient producer of large brown eggs. They have excellent livability, and hens from this cross weigh about 5 1/2 lbs. and can be salvaged for fowl meat when their use for laying is over. This layer is one of the top egg producers of large brown eggs and performs well in all types of conditions. We have a very limited amount of these so order early. We hope to have more in the years to come.
Variety Package option: What you will get is a variety of the above listed to make up an order of 10 chicks. The mix of chicks is chosen by hatchery, so please no specific requests, as we are not capable of getting all that done on a hatch day. This is just another option for people to get a small variety of the breeds we sell. Variety package…….(Min 10)…..13.30 each (total of $133.00 for 10 chicks)
Minimum order of 10 per breed or package
|Buff Orpington – May 27 – 31||$7.15 Each – mixed only|
|Ameraucanas – May 27 – 31||$7.30 Each- mixed only|
|Assorted Wyandottes – May 27 – 31||$7.25 Each- mixed only|
|Partridge Rocks – May 27 – 31||$7.25 Each- mixed only|
|Cuckoo Marans – May 27 – 31||$7.30 Each- mixed only|
Assorted Bantams – May 27 – 31
|$8.10 Each- mixed only|
|Rhode Island Reds – May 13 – 31||$5.75 Each- mixed only|
|New Hampshire Reds – May 13 – 31||$6.85 Each- mixed only|
|Barred Plymouth Rocks – May 13 – 31||$6.55 Each- mixed only|
Black Sex Links – May 13 – 31
Order early – these are a very limited supply
10 – 24 Pullets – $5.10 Each
25+ Pullets – $4.95 Each
Mixed – $4.05 Each
Cockerels $2.90 Each