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Cream Legbar- NEW!

Starting at: $5.05
First avail: Dec 1, 2021
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Black Minorca- NEW!

Starting at: $5.97
First avail: Feb 1, 2022
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Buff Chantecler- NEW!

Starting at: $4.01
First avail: Jan 25, 2022
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Buff Cochin- NEW!

Starting at: $4.01
First avail: Feb 1, 2022
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Partridge Cochin- NEW!

Starting at: $4.01
First avail: Feb 1, 2022
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Royal Grey Broiler- NEW!

Starting at: $2.75
First avail: Nov 30, 2021
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Cream Legbar- NEW!

Starting at: $5.05
First avail: Dec 1, 2021

Legbars are a lightweight British breed created in the 1930s by mating blue egg-laying birds from South America (similar to the Araucana) with Golden Penciled Hamburgs, and Buff, Brown, and White Leghorns. The goal of the geneticists was to develop a blue egg-laying chicken that was auto-sexing. Auto-sexing means that generation after generation the chicks can be sexed at one-day of age by the color of their down. After about 15-years of work, the Legbar finally came into existence and was first exhibited at the London Dairy Show in 1947. The plumage is a mix of cream shades overlaid with faint black barring and features a small crest on the top of the head.

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Assorted Brahmas- NEW!

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This perfect backyard chicken breed is named after India's Brahmaputra River. The breed probably came to the U.S. on 19th Century sailing ships, these Brahmas are enormous. Feathers cover their feet and shanks, keeping them warm in winter. Their docile, gentle, and quiet temperament makes them one of the best breeds around children. They sometimes go broody and are attentive mothers.

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Black Minorca- NEW!

Starting at: $5.97
First avail: Feb 1, 2022

The Minorca is a large, angular, rugged breed originating from Spain. More specifically, they originated on the island of Minorca off the east coast of Spain, descending from the local black chickens that have inhabited the region for centuries. They are the largest of the Mediterranean breeds and are characterized by their long, sloping backs, long legs, and large white earlobes. The Minorca first arrived in the U.S. in the 1880s and it was highly prized as a layer of large chalk-white eggs. Minorcas are an active breed and do quite well in free-range situations. We offer the Black variety in both single comb and rose comb. The single comb variety is well-known for its extra-large comb that lops over to one side on the females.

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Buff Chantecler- NEW!

Starting at: $4.01
First avail: Jan 25, 2022

The Chantecler is a cold-hardy, dual purpose breed that was originally developed in Canada in the early 1900s. The first Chanteclers were created by crossing Wyandottes, Cochins, Cornish, and Leghorns. The goal was to create a hardy, dual purpose bird that could withstand the harsh Canadian winters, lay a good number of eggs, and produce a good carcass for the table. Chanteclers feature small cushion combs along with small, practically non-existent, wattles and dense feathering. All of these traits make it very well suited to cold northern climates. APPROX. 200 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 9 LBS. FEMALE 7 LBS.

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Buff Cochin- NEW!

Starting at: $4.01
First avail: Feb 1, 2022

The large fowl Cochin is an ancient breed originally from China. When they first arrived in the U.S., 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 well known for their broody instincts and mothering ability.

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Partridge Cochin- NEW!

Starting at: $4.01
First avail: Feb 1, 2022

The large fowl Cochin is an ancient breed originally from China. When they first arrived in the U.S., 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 well known for their broody instincts and mothering ability.

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Royal Grey Broiler- NEW!

Starting at: $2.75
First avail: Nov 30, 2021

Our Royal Grey Broiler is multicolored, grows fast, and its conformation includes large breast portions with smaller leg portions. This broiler grows at a moderate rate and achieves a live weight of approximately 5.75 pounds in 9 weeks on 13.5 pounds of feed.{{br}} Royal Broilers are only sold in quantities of 15.

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Specialty Broiler Assortment- NEW!

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Our Specialty Broilers are known for their heritage-type gourmet flavor, which is preferred by many high-end restaurant chefs. They are attractive broilers that come in a variety of colors-- red, grey, multicolored, and white with red flecking. These Specialty Broilers are slower growing meat birds than the Cornish Cross Broiler. They are hearty breeds that do well in a pastured environment but can also be raised in a coop. Colors received will be based on availability on the day of hatch. Our minimum order for the Specialty Broiler Assortment is 15.

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