I have temporarily suspended our sales of hatching eggs. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but I felt the need to take a step back and regroup. I hope to get reorganized and be back soon. Thank you for all of your support.
The Australorp is a dual purpose, heritage breed that originates from Australia. They are large enough to be raised for meat, while also having a stellar record for egg laying. They are invaluable on the homestead because of their duality, foraging ability and overall hardiness. They are very gentle birds with excellent temperaments.
These eggs come from my exhibition flock of Australorps. They take a little while to mature, but they are much larger than hatchery quality Australorps. They are excellent layers of large brown eggs.
The Barnevelder is a large-medium breed from Holland. Very popular in Europe, they still remain difficult to find in the United States. The hen is the real showcase of the breed with her sharp double lacing. They are also known for laying large, dark brown eggs. While our eggs are darker than our Australorp eggs, we are working to darken them to bring them back up to where they should be. We are doing this by selecting only the darkest eggs for hatching, without out-crossing to any other breeds.
These eggs come from my exhibition flock of Barnevelders. They are excellent layers of large brown eggs. Our laying flock consists of black and blue double laced birds, so there is a chance that some of your chicks will be blue. Their color will not be obvious until they are about 8 weeks old. These are very docile birds with excellent temperaments. The hens also tend to go broody and are excellent mothers.