Poultry

 

We have set up over 20 cages each 6 metres x 4 metres that house 4 hens and one rooster. Each cage has pure breed birds of different and unusual  chickens. As these birds develop we will sell fertile eggs by mail order through out Australia. Below is a description of the breeds we have at present and we are continually adding more breeds to the mix.

WELSUMMER
The Welsummer originates from the small village of Welsum, located in the Netherlands. They became popular due to the lovely dark brown hue of their eggs. The Bantam variety was created in the 1930s, by enthusiasts from Germany and England. In Britain, the large version of the Welsummer is one of the most popular chicken breeds in the country.

welsummer
Egg Production: 180 annually
Egg Size: Large
Temperament: Friendly, Intelligent
Egg Colour: Dark brown

 

Polish Frizzle Chickens
The Polish or Poland is a European breed of crested chickens known for its remarkable crest of feathers. The oldest accounts of these birds come from The Netherlands; their exact origins are unknown. In addition to combs, they are adorned with large crests that nearly cover the entirety of the head. This crest limits their vision, and as a result can affect their temperament. Thus, though normally tame, they may be timid and easily frightened.

polish frizzle
Egg Production: 200 annually
Egg Size: Medium
Temperament: Tame
Egg Colour: White

 

Polish Pom Pom Chickens

Has the same history as the frizzle Polish Chickens, yet a smooth feather and Pom Pom on head. Can be very friendly, yet the roosters tend to start out aggressive, but can be easily tamed.polish

Egg Production: 200 annually
Egg Size: Medium
Temperament: Tame
Egg Colour: White

 

Rhode Island Red

The Rhode Island Red is an American breed of domestic chicken. It was developed in the late nineteenth century in Massachusetts and Rhode Island by crossbreeding birds of Oriental origin such as the Malay with brown Leghorn birds from rhode island redItaly.

Egg Production: 260 annually
Egg Size: Large
Temperament: Hardy
Egg Colour: Brown

 

White Leghorn

The Leghorn is a breed of chicken originating in Tuscany, in central Italy. Birds were first exported to North America in 1828 from the port city of Livorno, on the western coast of Tuscany.white leghorn

Egg Production: 280 annually
Egg Size: Large
Temperament: Nervous, Flighty
Egg Colour: White

 

Silkies

Originating in China, The plumage of a Silkie is uniquely different among all chicken breeds and has remained easily differentiated. The feathers of the bird are compared to silk and fur, their feather lack functioning barbicels and are thus similar to down on other birds. This trait also leaves Silkies unable to fly but does give them their unique fluffy soft appearance.silkie

Egg Production: 100 annually
Egg Size: Small
Temperament: Friendly, Calm
Egg Colour: Tinted Cream.

 

Araucana

The Araucana is a breed of domestic chicken from Chile. Its name derives from the Araucanía region of Chile where it is believed to have originated. It lays blue-shelled eggs, one of very few breeds that do so. Araucanas are eye-catching chickens that always leave an impression in or outside the coop. These uniquely feathered blue egg-laying beauties sure know how to stand out in a world cluck-full of all kinds of pretty poultry. From their energetic personalities to their distinctive featherings, there is simply nothing ordinary about them.aracana

Egg Production: 250 annually
Egg Size: Medium
Temperament: Friendly, Calm
Egg Colour: Blue.

 

 

Plymouth Rock

The Plymouth Rock chicken is a wonderful breed of chook they are relaxed, resplendent and responsive. Introduced in the late 1900s, the breed was named after the town of its origin and quickly rose in popularity across America due to their excellent egg laying skills and their laid back look on life and for much of the early twentieth century was the most popular chicken breed in the United States.plymouth rock good

Egg Production: 280 annually
Egg Size: Large
Temperament: Friendly, Calm
Egg Colour: Light Brown

 

Hamburg

Hamburgs carry a German name, but are generally considered to have originated in Holland, though it is unclear when. They have been known to exist since the fourteenth century. They travelled to Great Britain in the late 1700’s where several varieties were developed. Not only are they a beautiful breed to show, they’re prolific layers of smallish white eggs, and they fare very well in cold weather.

hamburg

Egg Production: 208 annually
Egg Size: Small
Temperament: Active, alert, flighty.
Egg Colour: White

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Japanese Quail

Japanese Quail are native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. All the species from these areas were interbred to make one domestic bird. They were bred for their egg and meat production. The quail egg not only has amazing protein, it contains good cholesterol and a high concentration of minerals and vitamins. When comparing quail eggs to chicken eggs, one quail egg contains six times more vitamin B1 and 15 times more vitamin B2. Quail eggs contain iron, folate, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, riboflavin, and selenium, as well. Quail eggs are the only dietetic eggs in the world.quail

Egg Production: 300 annually
Egg Size: Very Small
Temperament: Friendly, Calm
Egg Colour: Speckled

 

 

GOLD LACED WYANDOTTE

The Wyandotte is a truly American breed, originally named after a native American tribe called the ‘Wendat. The name was changed by settlers in the 19th Century. The breed standard and diverse colourings and markings were created by crossing a number of breeds together over a number of years. Their feathers are loosely packed, which makes them look quite ‘fluffy’ and also helps them to deal very well with colder climates. It’s now one of the most popular chicken breeds all over the world. The most popular colour is the Gold Laced variety.

gold laced wyndotte
Egg Production: 200 annually
Egg Size: Large
Temperament: Friendly, Calm
Egg Colour: Brown

 

 

Buff Laced Wyndotte

Buff Laced Wyndottes have the same traits and history as  the Gold Laced variety. The Buff Laced is not as common as the Gold laced. but quickly growing in poularity.buff wydotte

Egg Production: 200 annually
Egg Size: Large
Temperament: Friendly, Calm
Egg Colour: Brown

 

 

Frizzle
The Frizzle is a breed of chicken with characteristic curled or frizzled plumage. The origin of the Frizzle is unknown. The frizzle gene is thought to have originated in Asia frizzled chickens have been reported from the Far East since the eighteenth century. The Frizzle breed is the result of breeder selection for exhibitionfrizzle

Egg Production: 150 annually
Egg Size: Medium
Temperament: Friendly, Calm
Egg Colour: White or Tinted

 

 

 

AUSTRALORPS

The Australorp is a chicken breed of Australian origin, developed as utility breed with a focus on egg laying. It achieved worldwide popularity in the 1920s after the breed broke numerous world records for number of eggs laid and has been a popular breed in the western world since. The Australorp, like many breeds of chicken, comes in both bantam and standard size and multiple colours. The Australorp currently has three recognised colours according to the Australian Poultry Standard; black, white aaustralopnd blue.

 

Egg Production: 250 annually
Egg Size:
Large
Temperament:
Hardy, Docile
Egg Colour:
Brown

 

Lavender Sussex

These are a very unique line of fowls – so beautiful, true to Sussex type – broad, deep and wide, extremely limited in numbers. They are a clear lavender blue throughout. They are a brilliant addition to any backyard chicken coop looking for a chook with grace, a friendly nature and a little grit. Their long and distinguished family background and kind and curious nature make . You’ll never be alone with a Sussex chicken, these girls make wonderful companion birds. They enjoy the spoils of being part of their beloved family, but are just as content when mingling with their fellow splendid fowls.

lav sussex

Egg Production: 250 annually
Egg Size: Medium
Temperament: Friendly
Egg Colour: Brown, Tinted

 

Ancona

 The Ancona is a breed of chicken which originated in the Marche region of Italy, but was bred to its present type mainly in the United Kingdom in the nineteenth century. It is named after the city of Ancona, capital of the Marche. It is popular in Britain and the United States, but uncommon in Australia

acona

Egg Production: 220 annually
Egg Size: Medium
Temperament: Friendly
Egg Colour: White

 

 

Mixed Bantams

Our collection of mixed bantams has come from a cross of traditional breeds with bantams. The results are amazing with a group of unusual looking birds, some frizzle, some plain, but all exciting and unusual.

Egg Production: Varied
Egg Size: Small
Temperament: Friendly
Egg Colour: Varied

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