LAST UPDATED APRIL 16, 2022
It was SO hard to choose which breeds to bring home from our egg-pic road trip this spring. Over the next few weeks, I will be publishing articles detailing why I have chosen these new specific breeds, their benefits, and photos from the farms we will be visiting. I’m currently finalizing our list of breeders and asking permission to share photos from their stock.
5/24/22 EDIT: See our updated post-trip breed list HERE.
Frizzled Mille Fleur Belgian booted bantams are SO stinkin’ sweet. I mean, have you seen them?
Belgian d’Uccles are some of the sweetest, calmest and friendliest breeds of chicken. They enjoy snuggling up for naps on your lap, nibbling treats from your hand, and are excellent with small children.
Belgian d’Uccle chickens make excellent broody-mamas and are devoted to raising their broods––saving you the hassle of keeping a brooder. Although the Mille Fleur are by far my favorite color, we have other colors in the mix as well.
I have loved, loved, loved the self blue Ameraucana for their pale “lavender” gray plumage and sky blue eggs, and still plan on offering them for 2023. These Opal Legbar would sure make an interesting cross where they share so many of the same traits. The Opal Legbar lay a larger egg and lay more consistently than the lavender Ameraucanas.
This Bielefelder chicken breed was imported to the US in 2011. Then in 2013 and 2017, additional unrelated bloodlines of the Bielefelder chickens were imported. Tight barring makes for gorgeous long tail feathers and hackles in the roosters—a great addition for an artist for feather crafts.