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Breed of the Week: Svart Hona

Svart Hona (pronounced svart hay-oh-na) AKA Swedish Black Hens are a true melanistic breed- black feathers, skin, bones, and meat.​

​​These are a great smaller size chicken, with lots of personality.  They lay small to medium white eggs.  Svart Hona are properly a land race in their native land (Sweden), so genetically there is some acceptable variation.  We currently have solid black breeding birds but birds with silver leakage or white earlobes are not uncommon to pop up from time to time.  One thing that is important to us is the melanization gene, we are careful to only keep birds for breeding with solid black feet and toes, and black or gray mouths.

We find them to be frequent and dedicated broodies, too.

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One day-old Svart Hona chick, straight run. Svart Hona are a melanistic breed- their feathers, skin, meat, and bones are all black.  They lay medium size white to cream eggs, and the hens tend to broodiness.  This is a smaller-size large fowl breed.

$8.00

One Svart Hona hatching egg.  Svart Hona are a melanistic breed- their feathers, skin, meat, and bones are all black.  They lay medium size white to cream eggs, and the hens tend to broodiness.  This is a smaller-size large fowl breed.

$90.00

One dozen (12) Svart Hona hatching eggs.  Svart Hona are a melanistic breed- their feathers, skin, meat, and bones are all black.  They lay medium size white to cream eggs, and the hens tend to broodiness.  This is a smaller-size large fowl breed.

$100.00 $125.00 

Five (5) day-old Svart Hona chicks, straight run.  May be combined with other chicks in an order.  Svart Hona are a melanistic breed- their feathers, skin, meat, and bones are all black.  They lay medium size white to cream eggs, and the hens tend to broodiness.  This is a smaller-size large fowl breed.

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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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!

$160.00 $200.00 

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.

Breed of the Week: Queen Silvia

Apparently we have a love of the breeds created by Martin Silverudd (creator of Sulverudds Blues/Isbars and Cream Legbars), because we just had to add another one!  Silverudd used a mutation color Leghorn and also Rhode Island Reds to create the Queen Silvia.  They are quite rare still.

Queen Silvia are excellent layers of medium to large off white to cream eggs.  Chicks have unique markings that make them stand out from day one!  The adults are very good fliers and good foragers.

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One Queen Silvia day old chick, straight run.  Queen Silvia are excellent layers of medium to large off white to cream eggs.  Chicks have unique markings that make them stand out from day one!  The adults are very good fliers and good foragers.

$7.50

One queen silvia hatching egg. Queen Silvia are excellent layers of medium to large off white to cream eggs.  Chicks have unique markings that make them stand out from day one!  The adults are very good fliers and good foragers.

$90.00

One dozen (12) Queen Silvia hatching eggs. Queen Silvia are excellent layers of medium to large off white to cream eggs.  Chicks have unique markings that make them stand out from day one!  The adults are very good fliers and good foragers.

Breed of the Week: Polish

We love our Polish!

In the summer of 2016 we acquired a trio of White Crested polish, a black rooster, blue hen, and splash hen.  We sold a few locally but by spring 2017 should be able to offer chicks to the general public, in blue black and splash using a handsome white crested blue cockerel we have raised out from our first sets of chicks.  Polish lay a medium white to off-white egg.  The chicks have been hardy for us and keep us laughing with their antics.

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One day old white crested Polish chick, straight run.  Chicks will be blue, black or splash white crested polish. Polish lay a medium white to off-white egg.

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One white crested polish hatching egg.  Chick will be blue, black or splash white crested polish. Polish lay a medium white to off-white egg.

$65.00

One dozen (12) white crested polish hatching egg.  Chick will be blue, black or splash white crested polish. Polish lay a medium white to off-white egg.

Breed of the Week: Ameraucana

This week we want to focus on our Ameraucana!  Ameraucana are a beautiful breed.​

​​We breed true Ameraucana chickens, not easter eggers, in blue, black, and splash, meaning from our eggs you can hatch out Blue, Black or Splash Ameraucana chicks.  Of the three, only blue and black are recognized by the APA (American Poultry Association).  Don’t let hatcheries fool you- most hatchery “Americanas” are Easter Eggers not pure blood Ameraucana.

Our Ameraucana flock are from Paul Smith lines.  We currently have a gorgeous SQ blue rooster with blue, black, and splash hens.  We get blue, black, and splash chicks from these breedings.  Your order may include any of these colors.  The red hens in the photos are Rhode Island Reds that we use to make Easter Eggers.

​To learn more, including standards and photos of show-quality birds, visit www.ameraucana.org.

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One day-old Blue, Black, or Splash Ameraucana chick, straight run.  Our show-line Ameraucana are beautiful birds.  They lay 3-4 large blue eggs per week per hen.

$3.50

One Ameraucana hatching egg, will hatch blue, black or splash chicks.  Our show-line Ameraucana are beautiful birds.  They lay 3-4 large blue eggs per week per hen.

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One dozen (12) Ameraucana hatching eggs, will hatch blue, black and splash chicks.  Our show-line Ameraucana are beautiful birds.  They lay 3-4 large blue eggs per week per hen.

Breed of the Week: Swedish Flower Hen

SWEDISH FLOWER HEN

Even roosters of this breed go by “Swedish Flower Hen,” as that is the breed name.​

​While we have always admired this breed, we did not have plans to keep them here until we ordered a few extra chicks on a whim along with another breed.  Their gorgeous coloring and friendly personality convinced us they should stay!  We were also very impressed with their general hardiness compared to some of our other breeds.  We have uncrested males and both crested and uncrested females in our flock. It is not recommended to breed two crested Swedish Flower Hens together. These chickens lay a large egg that can vary in color from light brown to nearly white.  Chicks can be any color and are banded at hatch so they are not confused with other breeds in the brooder.

Swedish Flower Hens are a land race, meaning you tend to find a lot of variety within a single breed.  There are crested and uncrested, as well as multiple pattern bases including mille fluer, wheaten, birchen, partridge, etc.  You can find swedish flower hens in any of these patterns and more here in the US already.  In addition to the e locus pattern base, Swedish Flower Hens come in blue, black and splash.  I find looking at the tail feathers is the best place to identify the color base. No matter the color, these showy chickens are fairly hard to find and their rarity will stand out in your flock!

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One Swedish Flower Hen day old chick, straight run.  SFH lay a large egg that can vary in color from light brown to nearly white.  Chicks can be any color and are banded at hatch so they are not confused with other breeds in the brooder.

$4.00  
 

One Swedish Flower Hen hatching egg. SFH lay a large egg that can vary in color from light brown to nearly white.  Chicks can be any color and are banded at hatch so they are not confused with other breeds in the brooder.

$45.00  
 

One dozen (12) Swedish Flower Hen hatching eggs. SFH lay a large egg that can vary in color from light brown to nearly white.  Chicks can be any color and are banded at hatch so they are not confused with other breeds in the brooder.