BREED PLUMAGE EGG COLOR EGG WEIGHT Hen Weight RATE OF LAY
Production Reds (cherry eggers) Shades of reds Brown 26 -27 oz 5.0 lbs Excellent
highest producing, most efficient brown egg layer that was originally developed from the Rhode Island reds and crossed with New Hampshire reds.
Barred Plymouth rocks Black with white barring Brown 26 -27 oz 6.0 lbs Excellent
A great dual purpose bird, a very reliable layer
Black sex links Black with gold hackles Brown 26-27 oz 5.5 lbs Excellent
A cross between the Rhode Island Red with the barred rocks for excellent lay and longevity.
Brown Sex links Brown Brown 26 - 27 oz 5.2 lbs Excellent
a crossing with the Rhode Island reds with the white Plymouth rocks to produce hens that will produce excellent lay and longevity.
Gold Sex links Light gold Brown 26 -27 oz 5.2 lbs Excellent
a cross with the Rhode island Reds and Rhode Island Whites
Red Sex links Dark reds Brown 26-27 oz 5.2 lbs Excellent
The cross of Rhode Island Reds and Delawares to produce the best of both these breeds.
White leghorns; White plummage, large red combs White eggs 26 -27 oz 5.5 lbs Excellent
Buff Orpingtons Rich Golden Buff Feathers Brown 25 -26 oz 6.0 lbs Good
these big golden gals are family farm favorites, quiet and calm and great setters.
Rhode Island Reds Very Dark Red Feathers Brown 25 -26 oz 5.5 Excellent
A very well known breed and a dual purpose favorite.
New Hampshire Reds Chestnut red with black tips on the tail feathers large brown eggs Excellent rate of lay
Silver Laced Wyandottes Silvery white feathers edged in black Large brown eggs Very good
A very beautiful old breed with close fitting rose combs, very handy in cold weather areas as their combs do not normally freeze and they just keep on laying....
White Plymouth rocks White, full bodied birds Large brown eggs Very good rate of lay
A medium sized hen quiet dispositioned, dual purpose bird for both meat and egg production. great for cross breeding.
Black Australorps Black feathers with a greenish sheen in the sunshine Large brown eggs Excellent rate of lay
These large hens lay especially well year round. They are quiet and are quite hardy, one of the best back yard breeds.
Anconas Black feathers some tipped with white Large WHITE eggs Great rate of lay
excellent show birds, renowned for their foraging ability and superior feed to egg ratio.
Production Blacks Black feathers, sometimes red hackles Large Brown eggs Excellent rate of lay
Danish Brown Leghorns Multi shades of brown feathers Large Brown eggs Excellent rate of lay
Very colorful, cold hardy smaller hen, excellent forager, agile and alert. A great free ranger.
Blue Andalusians around 50% Blue laced feathers, the other chicks will be black or white. The Blue laced color does not breed true. A mating of blue x blue produces three colors, black, blue and splash (white with blue cast)
A very reliable layer of large white eggs, even through the winter
Black Minorcas Black with a greenish sheen in the sunshine Large white eggs Very good rate of lay
Buff Minorcas Rich golden feathers Both Black and buff minorcas have white skin, shanks and toes pinkish white
smaller hen, only 4.5 lbs, very active, great foragers, alert and typically non setters.
Dominiques Black and white barring very similar to the barred rocks but with a close fitting rose comb with a point at the base. A great choice for your winter flock Large brown eggs Very good rate of lay
Buff Rocks Rich golden feathers 6 lb hens layers of Large brown eggs, typically non setters great rate of lay
Delawares White feathers splashed with black on hackles and tail Large brown eggs Very good rate of lay
Naked Necks (aka Turkens) multi colored, from buff, brown, partridge, red and black plumage No feathers on the neck and half the feathers as regular chickens. Don't let that put you off though, they are excellent layers of large brown tinted eggs, even in the winter time. Very calm, inquisitive
Dark Cornish (Indian game)Dark brown to black feathers, Medium brown eggs good rate of lay
a heavier hen around 6.5 lbs with a wide breast of firm meat.
Light Brahma White feathers with black tail and hackles Medium brown eggs good rate of lay
these stately hens are tall and calm. Rose combs combined with the feathered feet make these hens great winter layers.
AMERACAUNAS Multi colored; White, splash, partridge, black, red plummage muffs that grow larger and longer each year; black shanks, rose combs light green, blue, sometimes pinkish brown eggs excellent rate of lay
Araucanas originating in Chili, S.A, and the U.S. have been bred with a pygostyle (tail head), and muffs and beards have replaced the ear tuffs to produce Ameraucanas. They lay green, blue, pink and light brown eggs and are known as the "Easter Egg Chicken". A very reliable steady layer, and exceptionally long lived. Truly a family favorite.
Golden Laced Wyandottes Golden feathers trimmed with black Medium brown eggs close fitting rose combs
these hens stand out with their lovely feathers and the black trims have an iridescent sheen in the sunshine of healthy birds
Rhode Island Whites White Feathers hen weight 5.5. Large brown eggs Great rate of lay
Jersey Black Giants Black feathers hen weight 6.5 Large brown eggs good rate of lay
Speckled Sussex Dark reddish brown, each feather tipped with a white spangle Medium brown eggs good rate of lay
these calm, unique hens are a great dual purpose breed
Partridge Rocks Reddish plummage with black and brown penciling Large brown eggs Good rate of lay