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.
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.
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.
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.
How to calculate hatch rates: counting your chicks before they hatch
Count your chicks before they hatch by calculating the number of mature birds with this in-depth, situation-specific formula.
Finding the Best Autosexing, Rare and Fancy Chicken Breeds
What we’re looking at for 2023 breeds:
55 Flowery Hen
Black Copper Marans
F1/F2 Olive Egger
Mille Fluer d’Uccle
Polish (multiple colors)
Which autosexing breed is right for your farm?
We will be offering three autosexing breeds for 2023 to allow us to offer sexed day-olds locally of high production and dual purpose breeds.