Breed of the Week: Silkie

Silkies make wonderful pets, and excellent mothers.​

​Silkies are our first and so far only bantam breed.  They are wonderful birds and make excellent broodies.  They lay a small white to cream egg.  Our birds come from several top show breeders in Oklahoma.  We have blue, black, white and paint in our two breeding pens right now.  There are both standard silkies and Showgirls in both of our flocks although we don’t get many showgirl chicks yet.  Eggs and chicks can be any of these colors.  Occasionally we get a splash or a partridge as well.
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$13.50

One day-old silkie chick, straight run. Chicks may be any of the following colors: blue, black, splash, partridge, paint, white. They are wonderful birds and make excellent broodies.  They lay a small white to cream egg.

$5.00

One silkie hatching egg.  Chick may be any of the following colors: blue, black, splash, partridge, paint, white. They are wonderful birds and make excellent broodies.  They lay a small white to cream egg.

$55.00

One dozen (12) silkie hatching eggs.  Chick may be any of the following colors: blue, black, splash, partridge, paint, white. They are wonderful birds and make excellent broodies.  They lay a small white to cream egg.

Learn more about silkies at the American Silkie Bantam Club.

Breed of the Week: Mottled Orpington

Mottled Orpingtons are beautiful, gentle giants.​

​A newer and rarer type of Orpington, Mottled Orpingtons have the same huge gorgeous body type as other Orpingtons but with stunning black and white feathering.  They lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

We have purchased stock from 3 sources and have chosen the best ones to be our breeding stock.  We will continue to select for pure mottling in our breeding pen, with no red bleedthrough as is a common problem in the US mottled lines.  Our Mottled Orpingtons are English type/lines.

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One day old Mottled Orpington chick, straight run.  When grown Mottled Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

$4.75

One Mottled Orpington hatching egg. When grown Mottled Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

$55.00

One dozen (12) Mottled Orpington hatching eggs. When grown Mottled Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

The cockerel above is quite young, under a year.  Each time they molt they gain more white. You can see this below in the older hen on the left compared with the pullet on the right.

Breed of the Week: Jubilee Orpington

Jubilee Orpingtons are a stunning recent import from Europe.​

This variety was our first experience with Orpingtons, and these easy-going giants stole our hearts quickly.  Our flock comes from several sources and we are breeding to the UK show standard.  These chickens are amazing birds, both in their size, fluffiness, and temperament in the flock.  They lay a large light to medium brown egg, and the chicks have yellow down with distinctive light striping down the back.  These are true dual-purpose birds.  As with most dual purpose birds Jubilee Orpingtons take longer to develop but the wait is worth it when these beautiful rare birds finally begin laying! Our Jubilee Orpington are English type/lines.

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One day old Jubilee Orpington chick, straight run.  Jubilee Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

$6.00

One Jubilee Orpington hatching egg. When grown Jubilee Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

$70.00

One dozen (12) Jubilee Orpington hatching eggs. When grown Jubilee Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

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Ten (10) day-old Jubilee Orpington chicks, straight run.  May be combined with other chicks in an order.  Jubilee Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

Breed of the Week: Cream Legbar

Cream Legbars are relatively new to the United States.

​Cream Legbars are a beautiful breed that lay a sky-blue egg.  They are also autosexing- meaning their chicks are sexable at hatch. ​  The down color is markedly different between the male chicks and the female chicks.  They are classed as light fowl, kept more for their egg-laying capacity and egg color than meat production.  Although not as rare as they used to be, high quality Cream Legbars are still hard to find.

​I am working with the Cream Legbar Club to approve a standard for the American Poultry Association.  In the meantime I encourage those wanting to better the breed to read the British standard.   We breed toward this standard- cream and crested.  Some people mistakenly call this breed “Crested Cream Legbar” but as all Cream Legbars SHOULD be crested this additional descriptor in the name is unnecessary and incorrect.

We absolutely love our Cream Legbars.  Our birds originate from Greenfire Farms, the only source of Cream Legbars in the USA so far.  Along with other Cream Legbar enthusiasts we have helped to form the Cream Legbar Club, a new organization geared at promoting and bettering this wonderful breed.  Visit the club website here to learn more!

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One day-old male Cream Legbar chick.  Cream Legbars are a beautiful breed that lay a sky-blue egg.  They are also autosexing- meaning their chicks are sexable at hatch. ​  The down color is markedly different between the male chicks and the female chicks.  They are classed as light fowl, kept more for their egg-laying capacity and egg color than meat production.

$20.00

One day-old female Cream Legbar chick.  Cream Legbars are a beautiful breed that lay a sky-blue egg.  They are also autosexing- meaning their chicks are sexable at hatch. ​  The down color is markedly different between the male chicks and the female chicks.  They are classed as light fowl, kept more for their egg-laying capacity and egg color than meat production.

$5.50

One Cream Legbar hatching egg.  Cream Legbars are a beautiful breed that lay a sky-blue egg.  They are also autosexing- meaning their chicks are sexable at hatch. ​  The down color is markedly different between the male chicks and the female chicks.  They are classed as light fowl, kept more for their egg-laying capacity and egg color than meat production.

$60.00

One dozen (12) Cream Legbar hatching eggs.  Cream Legbars are a beautiful breed that lay a sky-blue egg.  They are also autosexing- meaning their chicks are sexable at hatch. ​  The down color is markedly different between the male chicks and the female chicks.  They are classed as light fowl, kept more for their egg-laying capacity and egg color than meat production.