Barred Plymouth Rock

Barred Plymouth Rocks are one of America’s oldest and most popular breeds (1869). They are an excellent dual purpose breed, known for their efficient production of large brown eggs. They are good winter layers, cold hardy, heat hardy, and are moderate foragers. All of their plumage is black and white barred which is the result of the barred (B) gene. Because males are homozygous for the allele (BB) they are therefore lighter.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

240 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

May 28, 2021    July 30, 2021

Buff Rock

Plymouth Rocks were developed from a cross of Dominique males and either Black Java or Black Cochin females. The original Plymouth Rock had a barred plumage pattern and was considered the most popular breed in the United States in the early 20th Century, used for both meat and brown egg production. Other varieties, including the Buff Plymouth Rock, followed the barred variety. Buff Plymouth Rock chicks are buff or straw colored. They have single combs and clean, yellow legs and feet. All the adult plumage is golden-buff, with the male plumage being slightly brighter than the female.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

240 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

April 23, 2021    May 28, 2021

Partridge Rock

Plymouth Rocks were developed from a cross of Dominique males and either Black Java or Black Cochin females. Partridge Plymouth Rocks were developed using Partridge Cochins, Dark Cornish, Brown Leghorns and Golden Laced Wyandottes along with the original Barred Plymouth Rock. Partridge Plymouth Rock chicks are light brown with the head and body being much darker. They have single combs and clean, brown and yellow legs and feet. Adult females have red heads, and the body, back and breast plumage is reddish bay penciled with black.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

200 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

April 30, 2021    June 25, 2021

White Rock

White Plymouth Rocks are the result of white sports of the barred variety. White Plymouth Rock chicks are smoky light yellow. They have single combs and clean, black or gray legs and feet. The feathers of adult White Rocks are white, with yellow shanks and feet. The White Plymouth Rock is used in the Cornish x Rock crosses that was developed for meat production, however, most pure White Plymouth Rocks are used for large brown egg production.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

200 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

April 23, 2021    June 25, 2021

Welsummer

The Welsummer is a large, upright, active bird with a broad back, full breast, large full tail and single comb. Welsummers have a docile and friendly personality. The famed Kellogg's Rooster was a Welsummer chicken. The Welsummer roosters are glorious with their beautiful shades of red and black. They are a fast growing bird and a rare breed in the United States.

Uses

Eggs/Show

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Speckled

Dark Brown

208 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

April 16, 2021    May 14, 2021    July 16, 2021

Rhode Island Red

The Rhode Island Red is an American chicken breed. It was developed in the late nineteenth century in Massachusetts and Rhode Island by cross-breeding birds of Oriental origin such as the Malay with brown Leghorn birds from Italy. It was formerly a dual-purpose breed, raised both for meat and for eggs; modern strains have been bred for their egg-laying abilities.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

260 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

July 2, 2021    July 9, 2021

Rhode Island White

The Rhode Island Red is an American chicken breed. It was developed in the late nineteenth century in Massachusetts and Rhode Island by cross-breeding birds of Oriental origin such as the Malay with brown Leghorn birds from Italy. It was formerly a dual-purpose breed, raised both for meat and for eggs; modern strains have been bred for their egg-laying abilities.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

260 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 26, 2021    March 26, 2021

Production Red

Production reds are a breed developed for the purpose of efficient production of large brown eggs. Production Reds are sometimes called "cherry eggers" produce the largest eggs of any of the dual purpose brown egg breeds and crosses. Mature hens weigh only about 5 pounds and because of this small body size do not produce a large amount of fowl meat following their use as laying hens.

Uses

Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

260 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

March 12, 2021    July 30, 2021

Production Black AKA California  Gray

Like the Ideal 236, Production Blacks are a productive white egg layer that was originally developed at Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc. in the 1960's from White Leghorns, Brown Leghorns, Anconas and California Grays for resistance to Marek's Disease. Production Black chicks are primarily black with white abdomens, chests and wing tips, and a white spot on top of the head. They have single combs and clean, yellow legs and feet. The feathers of adult Production Blacks are barred, black and white. They have a similar body to the Ideal 236 and are slightly larger than a typical White Leghorn.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

208 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

April 23, 2021    May 1, 2021

Light Brahma

Brahma chickens are exceptionally quiet, gentle, and easy to handle. Their small pea comb, great size, and heavy plumage make them almost immune to cold weather. They have feathered legs and lay brown eggs. The Brahma hen makes an excellent mother to chicks and a child friendly pet. The Brahmas stand out in a flock and are good meat birds.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

156 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

June 18, 2021    July 23, 2021

Buff Brahma

 Buff Brahma chicks have black backs, gold heads and light-yellow wing tips and chest. They have pea combs and feathered feet and legs. Adults have a buff columbian plumage pattern and fully feathered shanks and toes. Their head is golden buff and hackle feathers are black laced with golden buff. The front of their neck, breast, body and back is white. The main tail is black with the coverts being laced with golden buff. They are considered a dual-purpose bird that lays brown eggs, but they are mainly kept for their unique appearance.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

156 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

June 4, 2021    July 2, 2021

Dark Brahma

Dark Brahmas have brown backs and heads with light gray wing tips and chest. They have pea combs and feathered feet and legs. Adult males have a silvery white head and hackles that are greenish black laced with white. Their tail is black, sickles greenish black and coverts greenish black with white lacing. The feathers on their legs, feet, body, wing bows and breast are black. Adult females have a silvery gray head. Their body, breast, back, shank and toe feathers are steel gray with black penciling, and the hackle feathers are black with white lacing. They are considered a dual-purpose bird that lays brown eggs, but they are mainly kept for their unique appearance.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

156 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

June 11, 2021    July 2, 2021

Easter Egger

Easter Eggers are multicolored with pea combs, beards, muffs and clean, light black or gray legs and feet. They lay bluish green eggs with the occasional bird laying brown eggs.  Easter Eggers are excellent producers of eggs, are cold tolerant, and generally very friendly birds.

Uses

Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Blue/Grn/Brwn

160 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

March 5, 2021    March 19, 2021     June 18, 2021

Black Jersey Giant

​​The Black Jersey Giant was developed in New Jersey as one of the largest breeds and is a true giant of the chicken world. The Black Jersey Giant is a calm and docile breed. The hens lay very large brown eggs, and are fair layers overall, known particularly as good winter layers. The birds are robust and fairly cold-hardy. The breed's plumage comes in blue as well as black and white; legs are willow in hue. Black Jersey Giant hens tend to go broody.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

260 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

March 5, 2021    April 9, 2021    June 25, 201    August 6, 2021

Red Stars

Red Stars are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Delaware females. Being a sex linked breed, the females are primarily red while the males are primarily white; therefore, the sexes can be separated immediately following hatching. This layer is used in many commercial layer operations. They have excellent livability, and are very efficient producers of large brown eggs. Mature hens will weigh about 5 1/2 lbs. and can be salvaged for fowl meat.  

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

240 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 26, 2021    April 16, 2021

Brown Stars

Brown Stars were developed in the 1950's by crossing a Rhode Island Red male with a silver factor White Rock for efficient brown egg production and ease of sexing. Male chicks are a light yellow, with dark brown chipmunk streaks running down the back; while female chicks are dark red with dark brown chipmunk streaks running down the back. Adult males are primarily white, with some black on their wings and tail; while adult females have red plumage that is slightly lighter than that of Rhode Island Reds, with black tails and wing tips. Formerly known as Brown Sex Link.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

240 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 19, 2021    April 30, 2021

Golden Stars

Developed as a Rhode island hybrid this is an efficient layer that is quick to mature. This cross is one of the most popular for use in commercial laying operations for large brown eggs however they do make good foragers as well. Being a sex linked variety of chicken, the males and females are born with distinctive coloration differences meaning that it is nearly impossible to accidentally take home a rooster. Adult males are solid white and have a body type similar to a Rhode Island Red. Adult female have a very light red body appearance with white tails, wing tips, hackles and body undercover.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

240 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

May 28, 2021    July 16, 2021

Black Stars

Black Stars are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Barred Plymouth Rock females. Being a sex linked variety of chicken, 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.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

240 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

May 21, 2021    July 30, 2021

Blue Stars

Blue Stars are a cross between a Blue Australorp and a Barred Rock. Chicks will be blue, grey or splash with the males having a white dot on their head similar to Black Stars. Their size, temperament and production will mimic that of a Barred Rock.

Uses

Eggs, Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

240 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

June 4. 2021    July 23, 2021

Brown Leghorn

Brown Leghorn chicks are brown with two light brown streaks down the back. They have single combs and clean, yellow legs and feet. Adult males have an orange-red head, with hackles that shade to orange-yellow at the shoulder. The front neck, main tail, breast, body and lower back is black. The back, saddle and wingbows are orange red with dull black primaries and secondaries. Adult females have a deep orange head and a light orange neck with black stripes down the middle of each feather. The front of the neck and breast are salmon. The wing fronts, bows, coverts, back and tail coverts are dark brown tipped with light brown. The tail, wing primaries and wing secondaries are brown.

Uses

Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

230 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

May 21, 2021    August 6, 2021

White Leghorn

White Leghorns originated in Italy prior to 1815 and came to North America in 1828 where they were initially known as Italians. Most of the color varieties of Leghorns were developed in Great Britain, America and Denmark. White Leghorn chicks are pale yellow or creamy white. They have single combs and clean, yellow legs and feet. All of the adult plumage is white.

Uses

Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

240 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

March 5, 2021    August 6, 2021

Iowa Blue

Iowa Blues are a dual-purpose chicken.   The Iowa Blues are good layers, foragers, and do well free ranging.  The hens have been known to go broody and make good mothers.  Adult hens have a silvery white head, and the body plumage is dark brown or black with white lacing.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

160 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

June 4, 2021

Speckled Sussex

The Sussex originates in the historic county of Sussex, in south-east England. It is among the oldest of British chicken breeds.The Sussex is a breed of dual-purpose chicken, reared both for its meat and for its eggs. The Sussex is an alert, docile breed that can adapt to any surroundings. They are comfortable in both free range or confined spaces and in the presence of humans, although they will mate and breed better in larger spaces. The breed frequently goes broody in the warmer months. They are good foragers and are generally vigorous and hardy as a garden fowl.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown tinted

250 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

April 23, 2021    May 21, 2021    

Cuckoo Maran

 Cuckoo Maran chicks are primarily black with a white spot on the top of the head. The front of the neck, wing tips and abdomen are white. They have single combs and clean, black and white feet and legs. All the plumage of adult Cuckoo Marans is cuckoo with each feather marked across with black and white bands. Because of the action of the barred gene, the male plumage is slightly lighter than the female. Female Marans lay extremely dark brown or rich chocolate colored eggs.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

 Dark brown

150 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 19, 2021   April 16, 2021    July 9, 2021

Blue Maran

Blue Maran chicks are primarily blue with a white spot on the top of the head. The front of the neck, wing tips and abdomen are white. They have single combs and clean, black and white feet and legs. All the plumage of adult Blue Marans is Blue Barred with each feather marked across with blue and white bands. Because of the action of the barred gene, the male plumage is slightly lighter than the female. Female Marans lay extremely dark brown or rich chocolate colored eggs.

Uses

Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

 Dark brown

200 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

April 2, 2021    April 9, 2021    May 14, 2021

Olive Egger

The Olive Egger is a cross between the Easter Egger and the Welsummer or the Barnavelder.  They have multi-colored plumage with some having beards and muffs similar to Easter Egger.  They are very good layers of olive green colored eggs. 

Uses

Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Olive Green

200 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

June 4, 2021    July 9, 2021    August 6, 2021

Ideal 236

The Ideal 236 is a breed cross layer developed by Ideal Poultry in the 1960’s and is the most productive, efficient layer sold by Ideal. The breed was specifically bred to be resistant to Mareks disease and although not a show bird a very high producing vigorous breed, with the ability to lay high quality eggs (exterior) for a long period of time without molting.

Uses

Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

236 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

March 12, 2021    August 13, 2021

Black Australorp

Black Australorp is an abbreviation of the name Australian Black Orpington. They were developed in Australia from Black Orpingtons with an emphasis on egg production. Black Austrolorp chicks are primarily black with white wing tips, chest and abdomen. They have single combs and clean, white and black legs and feet. Adults have solid black plumage with a notable green sheen that is more pronounced in the sunlight. Like most black varieties, they may have some white in the wing tips before they reach maturity.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

 Brown

250 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

March 5, 2021    July 16, 2021

Blue Australorp

Blue Australorps were developed in Australia from with an emphasis on egg production. Blue Australorp chicks are primarily blue with white wing tips, chest and abdomen. They have single combs and clean, white and black legs and feet. Adults have blue plumage. Like most blue varieties, plumage may vary from slate to deep blue.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

 Brown

260 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

June 25, 2021    July 23, 2021

Buff Minorca

Minorcas were brought to England in the 1800's from the island of Minorca in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain. Buff Minorca chicks are buff or straw colored with some having a small brown spot on the head. They have single combs and clean, white legs and feet. The plumage of adult males and females is golden buff and they have large white earlobes.

Uses

Meat/Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

208 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

March 12, 2021     June 11, 2021

Black Minorca

Black Minorcas were brought to England in the 1800's from the island of Minorca in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain. Black Minorca chicks are black with white wing tips, chests and abdomens. They have single combs and clean, black and white legs and feet. The plumage of adult males and females is greenish black, and they have large white earlobes. Like other black varieties, Black Minorcas may have some white plumage from hatch until the time they are fully mature. Once mature, female Minorcas are very good producers of large white eggs.

Uses

Meat/Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

200 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 26, 2021    May 28, 2021

Dominique

The Dominique, also known as Dominicker or Pilgrim Fowl, is a breed of chicken originating in the United States during the colonial period. It is considered America's oldest breed of chicken,  Dominiques are a dual purpose breed, being valued for their meat as well as for their brown eggs. In earlier times, their feathers were sought after for stuffing pillows and mattresses.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

230 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

May 7, 2021    July 2, 2021    August 13, 2021 

California White

California Whites are an efficient white egg layer that was developed in the 1950's at Dryden Poultry Breeding Farms in California by crossing California Gray males with White Leghorn females. California White chicks have single combs and are pale yellow with a few black spots. They have clean, yellow legs and feet. Adults have a primarily white plumage with a scattering of black spots along their long and deep body.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

240 Per Year

Extra Large

Arrival Dates:

March 19, 2021    August 14, 2021

Silkies

In addition to their distinctive physical characteristics, Silkies are well known for their calm, friendly temperament. It is among the most docile of poultry. Hens are also exceptionally broody, and care for young well. Though they are fair layers themselves, laying only about three eggs a week, they are commonly used to hatch eggs from other breeds and bird species due to their broody nature.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Tinted Cream

190 Per Year

Small

Arrival Dates:

April 2, 2021

Silver Phoenix

The Silver Phoenix has a single comb and clean, leaden blue legs and feet. Adult females have a silvery white head and neck with the neck having a narrow stripe of black. The front of the neck is light reddish salmon and the breast is salmon shading to gray on the sides. The back and tail coverts are dark grey, stippled with silvery gray, the main tail is black, and the body fluff and lower thighs are ashy grays. 

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Tinted

100 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

May 14, 2021

Golden Phoenix

The Golden Phoenix has a single comb and clean, leaden blue legs and feet. Adult females have a light brown head and neck, with the neck feathers have a dark stripe through the middle of each feather. The front of the neck and breast is rich salmon, shading to light brown at the thighs. The back is dark brown while the body and stern is light brown. The main tail is black except the two top feathers that are dark brown.  

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Tinted

100 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

March 26, 2021

Spangled Russian Orloff

The Orloff is a tall, well-feathered chicken with a somewhat game-like appearance. The head and neck are very thickly feathered. Their plumage, combined with their tiny walnut comb, small earlobes and minuscule wattles, makes the Orloff a very cold hardy breed. 

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

105 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 26, 2021    May 7, 2021    July 16, 2021

Golden Brabanter

Brabanters are a Dutch breed of crested chicken that originated in the region of Brabant between Belgium and the Netherlands. The breed is very old, with an image of a Brabanter appearing in a 17th century painting. Cream Brabanter chicks are light brown to dark brown with crest, muffs and beard. The clean legs are gray, and if present, the comb is V-shaped. Brabanter adults have a flat sided upright crest that isn't as large or globular as Polish crests. The plumage is cream, with each feather ending with a half-moon black spangle. The tail may be entirely black.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

150 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

April 16, 2021

Black Langshan

Black Langshans originated in China and were brought to England by Major Croad in the late 1800's. Black Langshan chicks are primarily black with white chests, abdomens and wing tips. They have single combs and black and white feathers on their white and gray legs and feet. All the adult surface plumage is greenish black while the under color is dull black.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

156 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

March 19, 2021

Silver-Gray Dorking

Dorkings are one of the most ancient of domesticated poultry breeds. They were brought to Great Britain by the Romans with Julius Caesar. Silver-Gray Dorking chicks have brown backs with white chipmunk streaks down the back. The wing tips, chest, abdomen and face are white. They have single combs and clean, white five toed feet and legs. Adult males have silvery white head, hackle, saddle and wing front plumage while the remaining feathers are black. The adult female has a silvery white neck and head, with the neck plumage having a black stripe. The breast and front of the neck are reddish salmon while the back, body, wing fronts and wing bows are gray, finely stippled with silvery white.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Tinted

156 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

April 30, 2021

Crested Special

This breed is adorned with large crests that nearly cover the entirety of the head. This crest limits their vision, and as a result can affect their temperament. Thus, though normally tame, they may be timid and easily frightened. Polish chickens are bred primarily as a show bird, but were originally productive egg layers. Accordingly, Polish rarely go broody and are noted for their white eggs.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

200 Per Year

Mixed

Arrival Dates:

May 7, 2021

Buff Chantecler

The Chantecler is a large chicken that lays respectably well and is a good meat producer.  The breed possess yellow skin and beaks, and lay brown eggs. With plumage that lies tight against the body but has a good deal of fluff, and an exceptionally small cushion comb and wattles, the Chantecler is one of the most cold hardy chickens. They are gentle birds amenable to taming, but can be temperamental in confinement.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

208 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 26, 2021

Partridge Chantecler

The Chantecler is a large chicken that lays respectably well and is a good meat producer.  The breed possess yellow skin and beaks, and lay brown eggs. With plumage that lies tight against the body but has a good deal of fluff, and an exceptionally small cushion comb and wattles, the Chantecler is one of the most cold hardy chickens. They are gentle birds amenable to taming, but can be temperamental in confinement.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

208 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 26, 2021   April 9, 2021

Barnevelder

This beautiful bird has a single comb. They are hardy, quiet and don't mind being confined. Their plumage is very tight and of nice texture. Much of the plumage is either black or reddish brown, and has a lustrous greenish-black lacing with black, reddish-brown edging. The Barnevelder has a double-laced partridge pattern. They are hardy birds, good foragers, and decent for meat. Good winter layers with dark brown eggs.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Dark Brown

160 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

April 9, 2021    May 7, 2021    July 9, 2021    August 13, 2021

Deleware

Delawares were developed in the state of Delaware from off-colored sports of a Barred Plymouth Rock and New Hampshire Red cross. They have a similar genetic makeup to Barred Plymouth Rocks except that they lack the E gene that allows for the extension of black; therefore, limiting the black plumage to the hackles, primaries, secondaries and the tail feathers. Delaware chicks are primarily light yellow, or cream colored with some having a few black specks or spots mostly on top of the head, wings and wing tips. They have single combs and clean, yellow legs and feet. Adults have a similar body shape to New Hampshire Reds with a Columbian plumage pattern.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

208 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 19, 2021    June 18, 2021

Buff Orpington

Orpingtons are raised as a general purpose fowl, producing a heavy carcass and plenty of brown eggs. Buff Orpingtons are a golden variety of the breed which are easy to dress and have pinkish white skin. Their heavy full plumage make them excellent winter layers. They can do well in both confinement or free range. They are quiet, docile and even somewhat affectionate toward handlers. They are very cold-hardy and mature quickly.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

156 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

Feb. 19, 2021    March 12, 2021    March 26, 2021

Gold Laced Wyandotte

The Golden Laced Wyandotte was developed in 1880 when a Silver Laced Wyandotte female were crossed with a crossbred Partridge Cochin and Brown Leghorn male. Golden Laced Wyandotte chicks are brown and black with brown streaks down the back. Some have a light chest, abdomen and wingtips. They have a rose comb with yellow and brown, clean legs and feet. The breast feathers are gold with greenish black lacing. Adult females have gold feathers with greenish black lacing on their body, back, breast and lower thighs. The female head is gold and the tail is black.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

208 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

March 26, 2021    June 18, 2021    July 30, 2021

Silver Laced Wyandotte

Silver Laced Wyandottes are black with white streaks down the back. The chest and abdomen may be either gray or white, and the wing tips are white. They have a rose comb with yellow and gray, clean legs and feet. Adult males have a white head with each feather having a black stripe. The neck is greenish black with narrow white lacing, the back is white, and the tail is black. The breast feathers are white with greenish black lacing. Adult females have the same white feathers with greenish black lacing on their body, back, breast and lower thighs. The female head is white, and the tail is black.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

208 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

March 19, 2021   June 9, 2021

New Hampshire Red

New Hampshire Reds were developed in the early 1900's with Rhode Island Reds as the foundation stock. They were selected for early growth and maturity, meat production and production of large brown eggs. New Hampshire Red chicks are light red with lighter chests and wing tips. They have single combs and clean, yellow legs and feet. Adult plumage is primarily chestnut red with a black tail. Males will appear to be slightly darker because the male sickle, hackle, back, covert and wing bow plumage is a deeper chestnut color.

Uses

Eggs/Meat

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

156 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

June 11, 2021    July 23, 2021

Ancona

Anconas are very hardy and prolific chickens. They are a  bit wild in their habits – easily flying to avoid potential dangers and ranging over a great area when foraging. They stand frost and snow quite well and will surpass Leghorn chickens as winter layers. The chicks grow quickly, and pullets will often begin laying at five months of age

Uses

Eggs

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

White

220 Per Year

Large

Arrival Dates:

May 7, 2021    June 4, 2021

Barred Cochin

First known as Chinese Shanghai Fowl, Cochins first came to America in 1845. They were originally known for their prolific production of brown eggs, but selection was later directed towards the production of fowl and roaster meat. Today, since other breeds are more efficient meat producers, they are primarily kept for their unique appearance. Barred Cochin chicks are primarily black with a white spot on top of the head, and some white on their wing tips, abdomen and neck. They have single combs and black feathers on their yellow legs and feet. All the plumage of adult Barred Cochins is barred black and white. Because of the effect of the sex-linked barred gene, males are slightly lighter than females. Cochins have a notably large body, with soft and loose feathers that accentuate their size.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

105 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

April 2, 2021

Black Cochin

Black Cochins originally came from crosses of Buff and White Cochins. Black Cochin chicks are black with white wing tips, chest and feet. They have single combs and feathers on their yellow legs and toes. Adults have greenish plumage with the undercover being slate. Cochins have a notably large body, with soft and loose feathers that accentuate their size.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

105 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

April 2, 2021

Blue Cochin

The Blue Cochin color is the result of heterozygous blue color, resulting in 3 different colors of offspring, white with blue splashing, blue, and black. They have single combs and feathered yellow legs and feet. Adult hackle, back, tail, sickle and covert feathers are an even shade of clear bluish slate laced with glossy black. Cochins have a notably large body, with soft and loose feathers that accentuate their size.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

105 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

April 2, 2021

Buff Cochin

Buff Cochin chicks are buff or straw colored with the head and back being slightly darker than the chest and abdomen. They have single combs and feathered, yellow legs and feet. Adults have an even shade of golden buff plumage throughout the entire body. Cochins have a notably large body, with soft and loose feathers that accentuate their size. Buff Cochins were not only the first Cochin variety, but they were also the original buff breed from which all other buff varieties have been developed.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

105 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

April 2, 2021

Golden Laced Cochin

Golden Laced Cochin chicks are primarily dark brown with light brown streaks down the back, they also have some light brown on the wing tips and chest. They have single combs and feathered feet and legs. Adult head, saddle, wing covert, front neck, body, breast and thigh plumage is gold laced with black; while the hackles, wing fronts and primaries are black laced with gold. Cochins have a notably large body, with soft and loose feathers that accentuate their size.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

105 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

April 2, 2021

Partridge Cochin

 Partridge Cochin chicks are dark brown with white chests and wing tips and light brown legs and toes. They have single combs and feathered yellow legs and feet. Adult females have a deep red head and black hackles with a slight red pencil. The front of neck, breast, back, body, wing bows, wing coverts, lower thighs, shanks and toes are deep reddish bay with black penciling. Adult males have a red head and hack with back feathers that are greenish black with red lacing. The upper back is red while the sickles, coverts, main tail, shanks and body feathers are black. Cochins have a notably large body, with soft and loose feathers that accentuate their size.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Brown

105 Per Year

Medium

Arrival Dates:

April 2, 2021

Red Cochin

Red Cochin chicks are primarily red in color with white on the wing tips, chest and abdomen. They have single combs and feathered yellow legs and feet. All the plumage of Red Cochins is an even shade of red. Cochins have a notably large body, with soft and loose feathers that accentuate their size.

Uses

Ornamental

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

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