Good News!! We heard your requests and we ordered some new poultry breeds this year.
Cream Legbar Chickens were developed in Britain in the 1930’s and are quite popular in the United Kingdom, yet practically unknown in the United States. Vibrant, sky blue to pastel green eggs are just one desirable trait about this striking beauty. Additionally, they are auto-sexing, a genetic trait that enables chicks to be gendered just by looking at the different feather patterns, making them perfect for the small scale backyard breeder. Male chicks will have a pale dot on the head and will have little to no eye streaks and the female chicks will have a dark brown to black stripe that starts on top of the head and extends down the length of the body. You can also see the tiny little crest developing on the top of the head of the day old chicks.
Cream Legbars are chatty, active, very curious and remarkable foragers. They love to investigate their surroundings and will tag along while you do chores. Charming does not even begin to describe this lovable breed. Uniquely feathered, the Legbar sports a small, slicked back crest. No matter how small, this breed has a huge personality. She’ll certainly be the talk of the flock, not only because of her stunning features but her personable disposition. You can expect about 180 eggs per year from the hens. Our Cream Legbar line is hand selected from various breeders from across the country.
This variety is a proprietary hybrid cross of several breed lines, which will yield 280+ colored eggs per year on a green to blue spectrum, depending upon the individual pullet. If you are looking for something different, which will lay at a competitive level, try our ColorPack Layer. Actual feather color may vary, as this is a hybrid cross of three breed lines. Not related in any way to the Americana, or Araucana.
The Lavender Orpington chicken is a large chicken with a upright stance and medium-sized single comb. They are cold hearty and have full and fluffy plumage. Though they are not recognized by the APA they are a rare variety to add to your flock. They are a fair egg layer of medium to large size light brown eggs. Therefore making them a better choice for someone interested more so in their uniqueness. They are super docile and great with children, making them one of the best options for your backyard flock.
Minorcas are the largest, and heaviest, of the Mediterranean breeds, and we believe the Black Minorcas are perhaps the finest examples of their class. They have long and muscular bodies, large combs, long wattles, slate-colored legs, white earlobes and compact feathering. Due to their tight feathering and large combs, they are more prone to frostbite and are better suited for warmer climates. Minorcas are a good choice for a free range setting.
Black Minorcas have a good disposition and are said to have feisty personalities. Hens are excellent white egg layers and non-setters. Day-old baby chicks are mostly black with patches of white on their face, wings and chest.