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UNCOMMON BREEDS

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*This page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee current or future availability of these breeds. Please also note that we work with laying quality lines and so the descriptions of size, color, and personality on this page are reflective of the production stock we work with. They may not reflect the exhibition standards for these breeds and as such most of our stock is not suited for exhibition purposes.*

 

Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island Reds are a long-standing and well loved American breed. These cherry-red birds make excellent layers for any backyard and are friendly and curious towards people, though they can be dominant toward other birds in their flock. They will mature to 4-6 pounds and often begin laying between 18-24 weeks of age.

Dark Brahma

Dark Brahmas are an American breed, and are very majestic birds indeed. They are large, feather legged, and graceful. Although originally considered a dual purpose or meat producing breed, today's lines are respectable layers with wonderful, docile personalities. You can expect them to lay a large light brown starting at 22-26 weeks of age. They will weigh 6-8 pounds at maturity.
Note that these are production line birds, not suited to exhibition or show. This also means they will not reach the extreme large size of exhibition-line Brahmas, as popularized in several viral videos.

Light Brahma

Light Brahmas are an American breed, and are very majestic birds indeed. They are large, feather legged, and graceful. Although originally considered a dual purpose or meat producing breed, today's lines are respectable layers with wonderful, docile personalities. You can expect them to lay a large light brown starting at 22-26 weeks of age. They will weigh 6-8 pounds at maturity.
Note that these are production line birds, not suited to exhibition or show. This also means they will not reach the extreme large size of exhibition-line Brahmas, as popularized in several viral videos.

Buff Brahma

Buff Brahmas are an American breed, and are very majestic birds indeed. They are large, feather legged, and graceful. Although originally considered a dual purpose or meat producing breed, today's lines are respectable layers with wonderful, docile personalities. You can expect them to lay a large light brown starting at 22-26 weeks of age. They will weigh 6-8 pounds at maturity.
Note that these are production line birds, not suited to exhibition or show. This also means they will not reach the extreme large size of exhibition-line Brahmas.

Olive Egger

Olive Eggers are a popular hybrid breed, usually a combination of Easter Eggers or Ameraucanas and Marans. They are known for typically laying an olive-green egg, although a small percentage may lay a more bluish or dark brown egg. They are good layers, usually beginning to lay at 22-26 weeks of age and maturing to 4-6 pounds. As they are a hybrid, they can vary in color, exact size, and personality, but our strain is often black or dark brown with red highlights.

Cuckoo Maran

Cuckoo Marans are a French breed, known for their ability to produce a respectable number of dark, almost chocolate-colored eggs. Although they do not lay eggs quite as dark as their Black Copper cousins, they will still add plenty of color and flare to your egg carton. They can be a bit shy at first, but are not hard to tame down and can make good pets with minimal handling. They will mature to 4-5 pounds and usually begin to lay between 22-26 weeks of age.

Welsummer

Welsummers are a Dutch breed. They are beautiful birds, mainly known for their ability to lay dark, copper-colored eggs. They are a lighter breed, mainly bred for egg production. Although not especially skittish, they may not be quite as inquisitive and bold as some other breeds. They typically mature to 4-5 pounds and begin laying betwen 20-26 weeks of age.

Cochin (Assorted colors)

Cochins are a heavily feathered breed, originally from China. They are known for being very friendly and docile. Although not the best layers in the world, they produce enough eggs to earn their keep. They will mature to 6-8 pounds and begin laying large, brown eggs at 22-26 weeks of age.
These are assorted meaning multiple color varieties will be available; however we cannot guarantee the availability of any specific variety. Varieties may include: Blue, Black, Splash, Red, Buff, Partridge, Golden Laced, Silver Laced, and White.
Note that these are production line Cochins and are not ideal for exhibition or show; they will not reach the massive size of exhibition quality Cochins.

White Plymouth Rock

The White Plymouth Rock is the same breed as the ever popular Barred Rock, and is simply a different color. They, like their Barred cousins, are known for a friendly disposition and good production of large brown eggs. Unlike Barred Rocks, which have lost many of the dual purpose qualities that made them great table fowl in the past, White Rocks have retained a heavier body type that makes them suitable for almost any use. They will weigh 5-7 pounds at maturity and likely begin laying between 22-26 weeks of age.

Partridge Plymouth Rock

The Partridge Plymouth Rock is the same breed as the ever popular Barred Rock, and is simply a different color. They, like their Barred cousins, are known for a friendly disposition and good production of large brown eggs. Like Barred Rocks, they are better layers than meat birds and quite hardy too. They will weigh 4-5 pounds at maturity and likely begin laying between 22-26 weeks of age.

 

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