Are you concerned that when you buy chicks some might turn out to be roosters? Very disappointing, and in most cases the seller is not going to help you with your problem. You can buy from us with confidence because we breed several different breeds that are easily sexable as chicks, and I will stand behind that by replacing (if I have a suitable replacement pullet) or refunding your money.
We can do this because we use the genetics of chick down color to show the sex of each chick as it hatches. With the autosexing breeds, the difference is substantial, making them sexable as soon as they are hatched.
There are details about each breed we raise in the links on the left. This is a list of what we hope to have available in 2021.
|Cream Legbar||Blue||Our most popular breed for backyard chickens|
|Welbar (autosexing Welsummer)||Dark Brown||Very rare autosexing dark egg layer, created by adding the gene for sexlinked barring to normal Welsummers. These are available in gold and silver|
|Olive Egger||Dark Green||Autosexing cross of the above 2 breeds. These are available in gold and silver|
|Olive Egger Project||Dark Green or dark brown||Autosexing breeding project to create a stable line of olive eggers. Gold only, and greater than 50% chance of olive eggs, rest will lay dark brown eggs. No way to tell what they will lay, but should be excellent layers|
|Opal Legbar||Blue||Similar to Cream Legbars, but with the lavender gene. The gene for blue eggs and cresting is not completely fixed in this line, so some pullets could lay light brown eggs and/or not have the crest of a good legbar|
(males of all these may be available - inquire if interested)
|Black Copper Marans||Dark Brown||Lay very dark eggs|
|Blue Copper Marans||Dark Brown||Lay very dark eggs, beautiful blue color with darker lacing|
|Splash Copper Marans||Dark Brown||Lay very dark eggs, predominently white with some darker markings|
|Lavender Marans||Dark Brown||Lay very dark eggs|
|Black Marans||Dark Brown||Lay very dark eggs, result of breeding project. Mostly black, some with silver or copper markings|
|Black Ameraucana||Blue||Most are split for Lavender|
|Lavender Ameraucana||Blue||Limited availability|
|Black Mottled Ameraucana||Blue||Eggs are good color, seem to be best layers of the true Ameraucanas|
|Cuckoo Ameraucana||Blue||Faint white striping, limited availability|
|Cuckoo Lavender Ameraucana||Blue||Faint white striping, limited availability|
|Breda Fowl||White||Extremely rare breed, limited availability|
|Bantam Lavender Ameraucana||Blue||Limited availability|
|Bantam Lavender Cochin||Light Brown|
|Bantam Black Cochin||Light Brown||These are split for lavender|
|Bantam Black Frizzle Cochin||Light Brown||split for lavender, breed these only with non-frizzles|
|Bantam Lavender Frizzle Cochin||Light Brown||Breed these only with the non-frizzles|
|Australian Spotted Duck (bantam)||Blue-green or White||Similar to Call ducks, but easier to keep|
|Mini Appleyard Duck (bantam)||Blue-green or White||Similar to Call ducks, but easier to keep. These are not a bantam version of a Silver Appleyard, their coloration is more like a bantam Abicott Ranger or Welsh Harlequin|
|Genetic Hackle (Fly Tie chickens)||Light Brown||Very hard to find, used to tie dry flies|
|Guinea Fowl||Speckled||Pearl and Lavender|
|Heritage Turkey||Speckled||Royal Palm and Mottled Black|
I am very interested in genetics and have several projects going at all times. Many of the chicks that are available are the extras from those projects. They may carry some unusual genes, not always expressed (visible). The side effect of this is that availability can be up and down. Some of these have only a single hen laying, so there will never be enough to become widely available. I can get you onto a waiting list if certain breeds are very important to you, but I still may not be able to accomodate your wishes.