The buff orpingtons large size and soft appearance together with their rich colour and gentle contours make
attractive, and as such its popularity has grown as a show bird rather than a utility breed. They go
broody very often, and make great mothers. Although being rather heavy, they are able to fly small
distances but rarely do, so they work well as backyard birds. Due to their build they do well in cold climates.
Orpingtons lay about 80 to 120 medium to large light-brown eggs a year.
Orpingtons are available in a variety of other colours which we also stock.
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CRESTED CREAM LEGBARS
The crested cream legbar is an autosexing chicken. This means that you can tell the sex of the chick
at hatch, and they breed true. The crested cream legbar originated as a cross between Brown Leghorns and
Barred Rock with some Araucana blood in them. This is reflected in the crest and the blue eggs that
they lay. The egg colour is usually blue, though some will give olive eggs. They lay 150+ eggs per year due to their leghorn ancestry.
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RHODE ISLAND REDS
The Rhode Island Red is a utility bird raised for their meat and eggs, and also as a show bird. They are a popular
choice for backyard flocks because of their egg laying abilities and hardiness. The bird's
feathers are rust-coloured often with white streaks, however darker shades are known,
including maroon bordering on black. The Rhode Island Reds are friendly chickens with a good nature making them good pets for children.
Rhode Island Reds are tough birds, good at foraging and free
ranging. They are widely known as good layers
through cold periods. Rhode Island Reds are noted for their brown eggs. They can produce up to 280 eggs a year.
When free ranged, their first year eggs can be too large to fit comfortably in standard
or medium egg cartons. Healthy hens can lay up to 6 to 7 eggs per week depending on their care and
treatment. Rhode Island Red hens lay many more eggs than an average hen if provided plenty of
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Salmon faverolles are a French breed of chicken. Faverolles are classified as a heavy breed and
have a beard, muffs, feathered feet and five toes per foot, rather than the usual four.
The plumage of the salmon females is mainly brown and creamy white. The males are darker, with
black, brown, and straw-coloured feathers.
Faverolles are well adapted both to confinement or free range. Hens are good winter
layers of medium-sized, light brown to pinkish eggs.
Because of their gentleness and docility Faverolles have become a popular breed of chicken to keep as a
pet, especially for children. They are also increasingly popular with people who
keep small home flocks, who favour dual purpose breeds which are well suited to both egg and meat production.
All the above breeds are bred by
ourselves on the farm and are availabe from day old to point of lay as females, pairs, trios etc.
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Listed below are a small variety of some of the different breeds of large fowl available. These breeds are also available in many different colours.
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Above is just a small selection of the large fowl available.
We have a large selection of large fowl
in stock and available throughout the year. Please bear in mind that
there are hundreds of breeds
of large fowl and we cannot have them all in stock at the same time.
Prices and availability vary throughout the year
depending on age etc. We also have a lot of contacts
for different breeds so if we have not got what you
want in stock we can possibly source it from a specialist
breeder if you should so wish. So please try us for any
breed you require. Please contact us by telephone or email for further