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Our Breeds

When we started this endeavour as a personal hobby, we choose the following breeds
for their tame personality and colourful eggs.

Ameraucanas

Ameraucanas are a gentle, non-aggressive and friendly chicken that lay various shades of blue and blue/green eggs. They are a very popular backyard breed and for very good reason, they have a unique look, sporting facial muffs, beards and slate coloured legs. They appear in 8 gorgeous colours: Black, Blue, Blue-Wheaten, Brown-Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten and White. The males have a large pea comb and the female's pea comb is very small, making this breed ideal for our Canadian winters.

Ameraucanas tolerate confinement well. The females are friendly yet assertive, making them an ideal breed for mixed flocks. This standard sized bird can weigh between 6- 7lbs and produce 150-200 medium sized eggs per year. This breed is difficult to acquire as a purebred, most large hatcheries sell Easter Eggers as Ameraucanas. (An Easter Egger is a hybrid chicken produced by crossing an Ameraucana to a brown egg laying breed such as a Rhode Island Red). Ameraucanas produce fantastic Guardian roosters, they are very intelligent and are wonderful with their hens.


Welsummer

The Welsummer is an old heritage breed originating from Holland. They are a stunning bird in both female and male versions and come in one colour called Red Partridge. Now that is a rather dull description; the hens wear a gown of feathers with a "partridge" pattern displaying layering hues of brown and red. They wear a cape of golden feathers around their shoulders and they are truly beautiful.

The males are equal in beauty, sporting brown, red, green and sparkling oranges and gold, they are gorgeous. The males have a midsized single comb and the females have a much shorter one making them ideal for Canadian winters. They lay dark terracotta coloured medium sized eggs dusted in speckles. This standard sized bird can weigh between 6-7lbs and produce 150-200 eggs per year. This breed offers the most friendly roosters and hens making them a great family backyard breed. Welsummer hens are passive and not ideal for mixed flocks, although their curiosity makes them a great forager. I have found the Welsummer to also tolerate confinement well.


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