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Hatchery Choice Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.25
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Assorted Brown Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.35
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Asian Black

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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ISA Brown

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Rhode Island Red

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Buckeye -NEW

Starting at: $3.60
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Barred Rock

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Black Sex Link

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Cinnamon Queen

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Silver Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.65
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Black Australorp

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Golden Comet

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Golden Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.80
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Partridge Rock -NEW

Starting at: $2.80
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Light Brahma

Starting at: $2.80
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Buff Orpington

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Sapphire Gem TM

Starting at: $3.60
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Calico Princess

Starting at: $3.60
First avail: Dec 26, 2018
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Black Jersey Giant

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Amberlink

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Gold Laced Polish

Starting at: $3.80
First avail: Dec 19, 2018
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Blue Lace Red Wyandotte

Starting at: $7.35
First avail: Jan 9, 2019
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Cochin -NEW

Starting at: $4.34
First avail: Jan 9, 2019
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Delaware

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 22, 2019
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Dominique

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 29, 2019
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Lavender Orpington

Starting at: $7.25
First avail: Jan 9, 2019
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New Hampshire Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 16, 2019
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Plymouth Rock

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 29, 2019
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Production Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Rhode Island White

Starting at: $3.54
First avail: Jan 22, 2019
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Rudd Ranger -NEW

Starting at: $3.05
First avail: Feb 5, 2019
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Spitzhauben

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 16, 2019
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Turkens

Starting at: $3.55
First avail: Jan 22, 2019
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White Jersey Giant

Starting at: $3.68
First avail: Jan 22, 2019
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Hatchery Choice Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.25
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

An Assortment of breeds based on availability overall at the time of your chosen hatch. This is a great value pack. The assortment could include both brown and white egg layers.

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Assorted Brown Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.35
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

This will be an assortment of our standard brown egg layers based on availability. This assortment will not include meat birds of any kind, or white egg layers. You will receive a good mix and variety.

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Asian Black

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

The Asian Black is a slower growing bird. The males can reach market weight in 10 to 12 weeks, and the females take 15 weeks. It’s striking colors with a blue/green hue on the black and red feather pattern makes it a beautiful addition to any flock. It is a hardy bird that can adapt to many growing conditions. APPROX 250 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR |EGG COLOR: BROWN |MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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ISA Brown

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

The ISA Brown is one of the top sellers in the industry because of the number of eggs they lay and their gentle demeanor. The ISA Brown has excellent shell quality and texture. A docile bird, extremely easy to work with. When they are hatched the pullets are red and the cockerels are white. APPROX 300 LARGE EGGS/YEAR |EGG COLOR: BROWN |MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Rhode Island Red

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

The Rhode Island Red breed was developed in the late 1800's. Their ability to lay about 265 eggs per year made this breed famous worldwide and became the parent of several modern hybird egg layers. The glossy mahogany colored hens with black tail feathers are as beautiful as they are gentle and productive. APPROX. 265 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8 LBS. FEMALE 6.5 LBS.

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Buckeye -NEW

Starting at: $3.60
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

The Buckeye was created in Ohio by crossing Cochins, Plymouth Rocks, and Malay chicken breeds. They are a dual purpose breed that features rich, brilliant red plumage, yellow legs, and a pea comb. They are good egg layers and grow fairly rapidly making them a true dual-purpose farm chicken. Buckeyes are very hardy that resist frostbite very well thanks to their small comb and wattles. Furthermore, due to their Malay ancestry they are very rugged and excellent foragers. They have an easy-going demeanor and are not inclined to be flighty. The Buckeye is the ultimate combination of beautiful plumage, utility, and hardiness for the backyard flock. Approx. 200 eggs/year | Egg color: Brown | Mature weight: Male 9lbs. Female: 6.5

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Barred Rock

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

Plymouth Rocks are as beautiful and productive as they are easy to care for. In 1620 a travel weary band of pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock. Years later an ideal backyard chicken breed was named in honor of this famous site. They link the flock owner with American history while yielding abundant eggs and tasty meat. In bygone days when nearly every farm had a chicken flock the utility and beauty of these birds made them the breed of choice. Few birds are as stunningly real as a Plymouth Rock strolling across a summer lawn. With a New England heritage, they don't let January's blizzards interrupt laying. Approx. 250 Large Eggs/Year | Egg Color: Brown | Mature WT: Male 9.5 lbs. Female 7.5 lbs.

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Black Sex Link

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

The Black Sex Link is an excellent brown egg layer. it is created from a Barred Rock hen and a Rhode Island Red cockerel. This creates a very versatile bird that is a great egg layer, has the temperament of a Barred Plymouth Rock and can hold its own through the cold dark winter. APPROX. 265 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Cinnamon Queen

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

A beloved breed that takes the best qualities from its parents, a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Silver Laced Wyandotte hen. The Cinnamon Queens are wonderful egg layers and can take the cold hardiness of winter, ensuring that you will have eggs all year long. APPROX. 260 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Silver Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.65
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

These lacy girls aren't all show with their elegantly patterned feathers. They are also great egg layers. Wyandottes are one of the most strikingly beautiful chickens to grace a backyard flock. Developed in New York, they are quiet, easy to manage and one of the most winter hardy of all breeds. Columbian Wyandotte and Blue Laced Red Wyandotte sold as straight run only. APPROX. 245 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WT: MALE 7 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Black Australorp

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

One of the best breeds for newcomers to chickens, and for families with young children. Named for the English town where they were developed, Orpingtons come in several feather colors but all are big quiet birds with fluffy feathers that keep them toasty warm during frigid weather. Black Australorps are Black Orpingtons that originate from Australia. APPROX. 220 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8.5 LBS. FEMALE 7 LBS.

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Golden Comet

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

Another great sex-link chicken that has great egg laying qualities, making this another top red sex-link choice for your backyard flock. APPROX. 260 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Golden Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.80
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

Wyandottes aren't all show with their elegantly patterned feathers. They are also great egg layers. Wyandottes are one of the most strikingly beautiful chickens to grace a backyard flock. Developed in New York, they are quiet, easy to manage and are of the most winter hardy of all breeds.

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Partridge Rock -NEW

Starting at: $2.80
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

The Partridge Plymouth Rock is an American creation developed by mixing Partridge Cochin, Dark Cornish, and Golden Wyandotte. Other reports suggest that Brown Leghorns and Golden Penciled Hamburgs were also used to create this beautiful variety of Plymouth Rock. The Partridge Plymouth Rock combines all of the excellent utility traits and hardiness of other Plymouth Rocks with the intricate pattern known as Partridge. The males feature dark red hackle and saddle feathers with a black tail and breast. While the female’s feathers are a rich mahogany brown delicately marked with two to three concentric black bands known as penciling. The feather pattern is even more stunning upon close examination. Like other Plymouth Rocks, they have a gentle temperament and are not only good egg layers, but also grow to a large size, making them excellent dual-purpose chickens. Approx. 200 eggs/year | Egg color: Brown | Mature weight: male 9.5lbs. female 7.5lbs.

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Light Brahma

Starting at: $2.80
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

Named after India's Brhmaputra River the breed probably came to the United States on Nineteenth Century sailing ships, or could have been developed here from other Asian breeds. Brahmas are enormous, with hens weighing about 10 pounds. Their gentle and quiet temperament makes them one of the best breeds around children. Hens lay about 200 medium brown eggs annually. Sold in straight run only. APPROX. 200 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 18 LBS. FEMALE 14 LBS.

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Buff Orpington

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

One of the best breeds for newcomers to chickens, and for families with young children. Named for the English town where they were developed, Orpingtons come in several feather colors but all are big quiet birds with fluffy feathers that keep them toasty warm during frigid weather. Buff Orpingtons are the most common color and lay about 220 brown eggs a year. APPROX. 220 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8.5 LBS. FEMALE 7 LBS.

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Sapphire Gem TM

Starting at: $3.60
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

The Hoover's Sapphire Gem TM is a sex-link chicken and will amaze you with it's blue and lavender colored plumage. This Czech breed is an excellent egg layer and great forager. It does well in hot climates and is a breed very close to the Old Andalusians. This bird is a specialty hybrid that was created by a breeder in the Czech Republic. Approx. 290 Large Eggs/Year | Egg Color: Brown | Mature Wt: Male 5 lbs. Female 4 lbs.

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Calico Princess

Starting at: $3.60
First avail: Dec 26, 2018

The Calico Princess is topaz colored and its feathers alternate in color between the light red-orance and white making it seem like a glimmering topaz stone. They are great egg layers and do well in many different environments. They are also robust and can adapt well to different climates. This bird is a specialty hybrid that was created by a breeder in the Czech Republic. Approx. 290 Large Eggs/Year | Egg Color: Cream | Mature Wt. Male 5 lbs. Female 4 lbs.

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Black Jersey Giant

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

In the late 1800's New Jersey breeders created a chicken designed to rival the meatiness of the turkeys back then. The massive Black Jersey Giant was the result of merging the genetics of several large breeds. Later the White Jersey Giant was created. They grow slowly but eventually are a third larger than most other heavy breeds. These birds are ideal for anyone wanting an impressive hen that lays about 240 extra-large eggs annually. When younger, the birds will mature relatively quick, but they tend to reach a marketable meat weight slower than other breeds. It can take up to 9 months for this bird to fill out its meat proportions. APPROX 240 X-LARGE EGGS/YEAR |EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 11 LBS. FEMALE 9 LBS.

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Amberlink

Starting at: $2.50
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

This graceful white and amber colored sex link can lay eggs like no one's business, even in the cold dark winters. It is derived from the ISA genetic line and doesn't disappoint in egg production and cold weather hardiness. It is a very well balanced bird that lays nice medium size table eggs. They are docile and make great foragers. APPROX. 270 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Gold Laced Polish

Starting at: $3.80
First avail: Dec 19, 2018

The breed name Polish came from the Polish army's feathered caps because it resembled their feathered crests. They originated in Spain and brought to Holland where the Dutch perfected their coloring. They became a popular in France, then started appearing in the United States around the 1830's. A great breed, very docile and even tempered. They are easily surprised due to their feathers limiting their eye sight, making them vulnerable to predators. Sold in straight run only.

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Blue Lace Red Wyandotte

Starting at: $7.35
First avail: Jan 9, 2019

These lacy girls aren't all show with their elegantly patterned feathers, they are also great egg layers. Wyandottes are one of the most strikingly beautiful chickens to grace a backyard flock. Developed in New York, they are quiet, easy to manage and one of the most winter hardy of all breeds. The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is sold as straight run only. APPROX. 245 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WT: MALE 7 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Cochin -NEW

Starting at: $4.34
First avail: Jan 9, 2019

The Cochin is an ancient breed originally from China. When they first arrived in the United States they were immensely popular and were used to develop many American breeds such as the Plymouth Rock and Rhode Island Red. Although originally prized as a meat bird, Cochins today are primarily bred for exhibition. They have a docile temperament and are very cold-hardy thanks to their abundant, loose-fitting plumage. The hens are also wellknown for their broody instincts and mothering ability. They come in several beautiful plumage colors including Buff, Blue, Black, and Partridge. *Only sold as a color assortment and as straight run. APPROX. 175 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 11 LBS. FEMALE 8.5 LB

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Delaware

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 22, 2019

The Delaware is a hardy breed that makes a great dual-purpose bird. The males mature quickly and the hens make great egg layers. The Delaware breed does well in free range environments and fit well in backyard flocks. They are calm and docile. APPROX. 260 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8.5 LBS. FEMALE 6.5 LBS.

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Dominique

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 29, 2019

The Dominique is considered a “heritage” bird because it is considered America's oldest breed of chicken. Dominique hens tend to be calm and personable. Their calm, steady demeanor makes them successful as show birds or family pets. At first glance, Dominiques and Barred Rocks appear strikingly similar. The strongest difference is the Dominiques possess a rose comb while Barred Rocks possess a single comb.

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Lavender Orpington

Starting at: $7.25
First avail: Jan 9, 2019

One of the best breeds for newcomers to chickens, and for families with young children. Named for the English town where they were developed, Orpingtons come in several feather colors but all are big quiet birds with fluffy feathers that keep them toasty warm during frigid weather. Lavender Orpingtons are sold in straight run only. APPROX. 220 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8.5 LBS. FEMALE 7 LBS.

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New Hampshire Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 16, 2019

The New Hampshire Red grows a bit faster than the Rhode Island Red and was an important broiler breed until the era of modern hybirds. The New Hampshire Red pullet sports light rusty red feathers and lays about 240 eggs each year. APPROX. 240 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6.5 LBS. FEMALE 6.5 LBS.

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Plymouth Rock

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 29, 2019

In 1620 a band of Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock, and years later a new breed of chickens were named for this famous site. Few birds are as stunningly regal as a Plymouth Rock strolling across a summer lawn. With their New England heritage they don't let January's blizzards interrupt their laying.White Rocks are just as productive as their Barred cousins and are as brilliant white as fresh snow. APPROX. 250 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 9.5 LBS. FEMALE 7.5 LBS.

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Production Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Production Red isn't a true sex link, but it performs like one! This breed is one of the most hardy and productive birds Hoover's offers. The hens lay good sized eggs that have strong shell quality. APPROX. 260 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Rhode Island White

Starting at: $3.54
First avail: Jan 22, 2019

The creator of the Rhode Island Whites wanted the two breeds to be similar in body shape so they aren't confused with the White Rocks. They have blocky body figures that are deep and broad. The males make great meat chickens due to their well-rounded breast meat. The breed is known for its great egg laying through the winter and being very calm and docile birds. *Sold as Straight Run only. Approx. 250 Large Eggs/Year | Egg Color: Brown | Mature Wt: Male 8 lbs. Female 6.5 lbs.

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Rudd Ranger -NEW

Starting at: $3.05
First avail: Feb 5, 2019

We’re so proud of our meat birds here at Hoover’s that we just had to name one after our little town of Rudd, Iowa. This "haus" loves to free range and finishes out slower than the Cornish Cross Broiler, but the wait is worth it! The Rudd Ranger is a versatile bird that can be raised in more confined areas or in free-range environments but prefers the latter. Just like our wonderful Rudd residents, these birds are docile and get along with most other breeds. They have red plumage with dark tail and wing feathers. When dressed, the Rudd Ranger’s body is more proportional compared to a broiler, making the dark meat almost equal the breast meat. MATURE WT: MALE 11 LBS. FEMALE 8 LBS.

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Spitzhauben

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 16, 2019

The Spitzhauben originated in Switzerland. They are black and white speckled with a V-shaped comb. These birds are excellent climbers and love to roost in trees. They do not do well in smaller coops and are very much free-range birds. The hens are very good medium to large white egg layers. Interestingly, Spitzhauben is German for pointed hoods. Sold in straight run only. APPROX. 155 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Turkens

Starting at: $3.55
First avail: Jan 22, 2019

The Turkens are not half chicken and half turkey, they are a unique chicken with a bare neck like the turkey and with very little feathering around the breast and wing areas. In spite of their lack of feathers, they are very cold weather tolerant. They are friendly and easy to tame, plus they make for great conversation with curious neighbors. APPROX. 265 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6.5 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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White Jersey Giant

Starting at: $3.68
First avail: Jan 22, 2019

When created, the White Jersey Giant was the result of merging the genetics of several large breeds. This breed grows slowly but eventually are a third larger than most other heavy breeds. This breed has an impressive hen that lays about 240 extra-large eggs annually. When younger, the birds will mature relatively quick, but tend to reach marketable meat weight slower than other breeds. Approx. 240 X-Large Eggs/Year | Egg Color: Brown | Mature Wt: Male 11 lbs. Female 9 lbs.

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