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Assorted Marans- NEW

Starting at: $4.72
First avail: Jan 27, 2021
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Mystic Onyx™-NEW

Starting at: $2.76
First avail: Jan 27, 2021
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Coronation Sussex- NEW

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Feb 10, 2021
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Ancona Duck- NEW

Starting at: $10.05
First avail: Feb 16, 2021
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Bielefelder- NEW

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Jan 27, 2021
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Blue Laced Gold Wyandotte- NEW

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Feb 10, 2021
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Chocolate Orpington-NEW

Starting at: $5.31
First avail: Jun 2, 2021
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Golden Cascade- NEW

Starting at: $10.05
First avail: Feb 22, 2021
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Isabella Leghorn-NEW

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Feb 17, 2021
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Magpie- NEW

Starting at: $7.05
First avail: Feb 16, 2021
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Muscovy- NEW

Starting at: $10.05
First avail: Feb 16, 2021
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Orlopp Bronze Turkey- NEW

Starting at: $9.50
First avail: Mar 1, 2021
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Assorted Marans- NEW

Starting at: $4.72
First avail: Jan 27, 2021

The Marans breed originates from a town called Marans, France. It is a very winter hardy breed with a docile temperament. They tend to be more athletic, taking to foraging and free ranging more often than other breeds. Marans lay dark brown and dark speckled eggs. If you love brown eggs and beautiful birds, this assortment is for you! APPROX. 200-250 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR EGG COLOR: DARK BROWN MATURE WT: 5-7 LBS. SINGLE COMB

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Mystic Onyx™-NEW

Starting at: $2.76
First avail: Jan 27, 2021

Mystic Onyx™ were originally developed as a meat bird for a market similar to the Asian Blacks, but upon seeing their beauty, we decided to make these available to the public. These birds were developed from Silkies by crossing with meat birds and selecting for size, and their dark skin and meat. They resemble a Svart Hona or Ayam Cemani in color but typically feature orange-red flares in their plumage, creating a beautiful contrast with their iridescent green plumage and mulberry or black combs, and the occasional tuft on their head. They do come in a variety of colors from orange to red to the more typical black with red flares. These have easily become one of our favorites at the hatchery, as they are also good egg layers of light brown eggs. If you are looking for a standout in your flock, these are a great addition! APPROX. 250 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: LIGHT BROWN | MATURE WT: 5-6 LBS. | SINGLE COMB

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Coronation Sussex- NEW

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Feb 10, 2021

The Sussex is an ancient English breed that hails from Sussex, Surrey, and Kent counties and for centuries was a favorite market bird. They were first imported the United States in the early 1900s. They are a white-skinned, dual-purpose breed that lays brown eggs and has an easy-going demeanor. The Coronation Sussex is a relatively new variety and is white with the feathers on the neck having a soft powder blue stripe down the length of each feather. The tail feathers are this same soft blue color. Sold as straight run only. APPROX. 240 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: 7-9 LBS. | SINGLE COMB

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Ancona Duck- NEW

Starting at: $10.05
First avail: Feb 16, 2021

The Ancona duck is a medium weight breed and makes a great general-purpose duck. They are believed to have originated in the United States. However, there are few clear records documenting its history. It is believed the breed got its name because of its similarity in color pattern as the Ancona chicken. The breed is characterized by its patchwork color pattern with random blotches of dark grey to black on a white background. No two birds are marked exactly the same. Egg color ranges from greenish/blue to white. APPROX. 175 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: GREEN TO WHITE | MATURE WT: 6-7 LBS

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Bielefelder- NEW

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Jan 27, 2021

The Bielefelder is a recent import to the United States that originated in Bielefeld, Germany. A poultry breeder by the name of Gerd Roth developed the breed by crossing New Hampshires, Malines, Amrocks, and Wyandottes with the goal of creating an auto-sexing, dual-purpose breed. Auto-sexing means that day-old chicks can be sexed when they hatched based on the color of their down generation after generation. Day-old pullet chicks have brown “chipmunk stripes” on their backs, while cockerel chicks are a much lighter shade and do not have any stripes. Adult Bielefelders are beautiful birds and have a color pattern similar to the crele color pattern found in other breeds. The hens have a brown ground color overlaid with faint bars of white and gray. Males have orange barred hackles, backs, and saddles with the tails and breast being black with white barring. Bielefelders are an excellent dual-purpose breed that lays an abundance of brown eggs while still having a well-fleshed carcass. Sold as straight run only. APPROX. 230 X-LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: 6-10 LBS. | SINGLE COMB

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Blue Laced Gold Wyandotte- NEW

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Feb 10, 2021

These lacy girls are not 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 fl ock. Developed in New York, they are quiet, easy to manage, and are one of the most winter-hardy breeds. APPROX. 200-245 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR EGG COLOR: CREAM MATURE WT: 5-7 LBS. ROSE COMB

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Chocolate Orpington-NEW

Starting at: $5.31
First avail: Jun 2, 2021

The Chocolate Orpington is a Hoover’s Hatchery™ specialty. It is a cross between a Chocolate Orpington male and a Black Orpington female. The pullets are a rich chocolate brown color. This cross combines the beautiful chocolate color of the Orpington with the superb laying capabilities of the Australorp. These birds make a great dual-purpose bird for any flock as they combine unique plumage color and high egg production with a well- fleshed carcass. This cross also has a docile temperament much like both of its parent breeds. Only pullets are available. APPROX. 220 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: 6-7 LBS. | SINGLE COMB

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Golden Cascade- NEW

Starting at: $10.05
First avail: Feb 22, 2021

The Golden Cascade was developed by Dave Holderread of Oregon. The purpose of this breed was to be able to cross a Golden Cascade drake on almost any female of another breed and the resulting offspring would be color-sexable. Dave was eventually successful in producing a drake that would do just that. In addition to their sex-linked trait color, Golden Cascades are also highly productive layers of large white eggs and would impart this trait on their offspring as well. As a purebred the Golden Cascade still makes a wonderful general-purpose duck. The males have a brilliant green head, claret breast, and grayish/white body. The females are a rich golden-brown color with varying amounts of cream markings on the face and throat. APPROX. 220 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: 6-7 LBS.

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Isabella Leghorn-NEW

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Feb 17, 2021

Leghorns are an ancient breed that first originated in Italy and have always been famous for their egg production capabilities. The first Leghorns came to the United States starting in the 1820s with frequent importations through the 1850s. From here, the breed was further refined and improved into the breed as we know it today. To this day, they are still recognized as a top egg-producing breed that is highly efficient at converting feed into eggs. They are an active, graceful breed that does well in free-range situations. Isabella Leghorns are a newer variety of Leghorn that feature pastel shades of cream and blue. Hens are an even pastel blue shade with cream colored hackles and breasts. The hackle and saddle of the males are a cream color with blue striping on each feather while the tail and breast are an even shade of pastel blue. Sold as straight run only. APPROX. 300 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: 4-5 LBS. | SINGLE COMB

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Magpie- NEW

Starting at: $7.05
First avail: Feb 16, 2021

The distinctive markings of the Magpie breed make it unique among ducks and a beautiful addition to any flock. The back, tail, and top of the head are either black or blue, while the remainder of the bird is white with sharp, clear distinctions between the white and colored areas. This Welsh breed was developed in the 1900s by M.C. Gower Williams and Oliver Drake as a beautiful yet productive bird. It is believed to have been created from a mix of Runner, Huttegem, and Termonde ducks. The Magpie first arrived in the United States in the 1960s, and they are regarded as fi ne egg producers. They are active foragers as well. APPROX. 200 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: TINTED WHITE | MATURE WT: 4-5 LBS.

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Muscovy- NEW

Starting at: $10.05
First avail: Feb 16, 2021

Muscovies originated from the wild Muscovy found throughout Central and South America, making it a completely different species than all other domestic breeds. It is the heaviest breed of recognized duck breed, with males frequently being twice the size of females. Despite their large size, they are very capable fliers, particularly the lighter weight females. They are also prone to roosting and perching on objects similar to chickens. Perhaps their most unique feature is their caruncled face, similar to that of a turkey. Despite their exotic appearance, they make excellent utility birds. The breed has always been a prized meat bird and produces a large, well-muscled carcass in 12-14-weeks. They are also excellent foragers, and the females make excellent natural mothers. APPROX. 150 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: 6-12 LBS.

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Orlopp Bronze Turkey- NEW

Starting at: $9.50
First avail: Mar 1, 2021

The Orlopp Bronze is a premium turkey. Its features include excellent conformation, high meat quality, natural fat layering, and beautiful bronze feathering. This turkey delivers competitive feed conversion ratios and industry-leading health status. The Orlopp Bronze is the product of choice for niche market needs. Females finish out at 18 lbs. in 18 weeks, while Males finish at 40 lbs in 20 weeks.

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