Friday, April 16, 2010

New chicks!

Our new order of chicks are here! Here is what's new:

25 Production Red Pullets
25 Cornish Rock St. Run
25 Buff Orpington Pullets
25 Salmon Faverolle Pullets (above picture)
25 Gold Wyandotte Pullets
25 White Crested Black Polish St. Run
10 Khaki Campbell Duck St. Run
10 Black and White Magpie Duck St. Run
10 Rouen Duck St. Run
10 Fawn and White Runner Duck St. Run

Chick Spotlight:

Salmon Faverolles (pictured above)- originated in France, mainly for production of winter eggs and heavy table poultry though now they are a rare variety mainly kept for exhibition and display. An odd fact, each bird has five toes on each foot. The striking difference in male and female plumage patterns makes this variety a very interesting and challenging breeding project. They are one of only a few standard breeds that lay cream-colored or tinted eggs that are produced when brown and white egg breeds are crossed.

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