The Marans breed is the source of the famous “chocolate” eggs, favored by gourmet chefs. Black Copper Marans are known for having some of the darkest eggs of all the Marans varieties.
Black Copper Marans, bred to APA standard, should have feathering down their leg and lay a deep chocolate brown egg. Other features that we breed for include a solid toned copper hackle and a breast with minimal chest spotting. Our flock is a work in progress but we are very pleased with the direction our egg color and conformation are heading. Marans are considered a dual-purpose chicken.
We have black and blue copper marans hens in our flock and eggs and chicks can be either color. Black Coppers are APA approved and can be shown at any poultry show. To learn more, including standards and photos of show quality Black Copper Marans, visit The Marans Club of America.
Frisian Gulls are an old land race from Germany. They come in three colors, Gold, Lemon, and Silver. Silver is the rarest variety of the three but all three varieties are considered severely endangered in their native lands.
Frisian Gulls are excellent layers of medium to large white to cream eggs. Chick markings resemble seagull chicks which may be part of the reason for their name. The chicks have been very hardy for us and we are excited to offer these for sale beginning January 2017.
One caution- these birds are EXCELLENT fliers and need either a safely contained area or a trimmed wing to keep them cooped. However, they are also excellent foragers and well able to take care of themselves.
These have been our best layers this winter and we have a bumpercrop of chicks available! So we are offering a special deal on them this month in our Chick Packs!
We are having gorgeous weather this week in Oklahoma! So to celebrate that spring is on its way, we want to offer FREE SHIPPING on any order that includes 10 chicks, two of which are our new EAST FRISIAN GULLS! Remember the free shipping is ONLY if your 10-chick order contains at least 2 East Frisian Gulls! Happy Spring!
Silverudds Blue are fantastic layers of large green eggs. These are easily one of our favorite breeds!
Silverudds Blue (Isbar) chickens are a beautiful rare breed, and they lay green eggs. They come in blue black or splash with either silver or gold birchen markings.
Although online sources state these are autosexing, they are not. Silverudd died before he finished the breed and added the barring. In fact he never called this breed Isbar. That is why recently (March 2016) the Swedish Cultural Hens Association voted to change the name officially to Silverudds Blue in honor of Martin Silverudd and his genetics and breeding work.
We run blue, black and splash Silverudds (Isbars) in our breeding flock. We get blue, black, and splash chicks from these breedings.