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About Black Copper Marans Chickens

Black Copper Marans chickens are known for laying lavishly dark eggs. Colors range from deep reddish-copper, crackled-copper with dark brown flecks, to a decadent dark chocolate tone.

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About Lavender Ameraucana chickens

Lavender Ameraucana chickens lay lovely true blue eggs, have thick fluffy beards under their beaks, and muffs adorning their cheeks. A young visitor asked me once if they were part owl. We are currently keeping only pullets for OE/EE crosses due to an aggravating picking issue.

a pair of bielefelder chickens on wheaton mountain farm

Golden Bielefelder

This dual purpose autosexing breed is an excellent choice for a homestead. They are curious and gentle, making them a good choice for farms with small children. By only five months of age, the roosters were by far the largest we have ever raised here on the mountain, and have never had an argument.

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Cream Crested Legbar

Cream Crested Legbar is a beautiful autosexing breed offering a consistent supply of large, light blue to green tinted eggs and lay earlier than many breeds.

a gray celadon quail lays blue eggs

About Celadon Quail

Tired of waiting for your chickens to lay eggs? Most chicken breeds take 21 days to hatch then another 6-8 months to lay eggs. Celadon quail hatch in only 17 days and start laying between 6-8 weeks old. Males can be harvested between 5-6 weeks as a food source.

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Frizzle & Smooth d’Uccle Booted Bantams

I am becoming obsessed with these adorable d’Uccle Booted Bantams. I mean, just look at them! How could you not be obsessed? Those two-color freckles and fuzzy cheeks are out of a muppet movie—and they have “snowshoes” for feet.