Welcome to our Poultry Breeds Page!
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Please note: We have sold all of our excess stock from the 2010 season,
excepting a few cockerals.
Fertile eggs will be available from late August onwards
& chicks from late November/early December 2011
Black, Lavender, Blue & Splash
The Araucana is originally from South America. Because of its unusual trait of laying BLUE/GREEN eggs, it is also know as the ‘Easter Egg Chicken’!
The Araucana is a very hardy fowl, It comes in a range of colours & is an good forager & their egg laying ability is excellent.
They are a wonderful addition to any flock with the hens tending to be very docile and are very pretty wandering around the garden.
If you would like more information, click here to go to the Araucana page.
The Australorp is a very well known breed for being excellent layers. They are a large, heavy Australian breed of beautiful colouring & temperment.
Australorps were originally known as the Utility Black Orpington, they are hardy, active and lay brown eggs of good size. They begin laying usually in late winter.
The Australorp has a beautiful green sheen to each feather & large, expressive, dark eyes which I find one of their most endearing attributes.
Brahma- Light, Buff & Gold (Partridge)
The Brahma originated from India & China. It is quite rare in Australia, although slowly making a come back.
The Brahma is a very
docile large bird, which will
forage happily in a free-range situation and lays cream to brown eggs.
We breed the Light, as seen here, Buff columbian & Gold.
If you would like more information, click here to go to the Brahma page.
Cochins are a very large bird, which has originated
from China. And until very recently, they were all but extinct in
These are a very quite, gentle bird, which can make wonderful pets or backyard birds and lay limited numbers of pinkish tinted eggs.
They are easily contained, being slow, gentle giants
with good mothering abilities.
Belgium D'uccles -
Belgium D'Uccles are a easily managed bantam breed which requires little
space as they are not great wanderers.
The Mille Fleur is one of the more beautiful of the colours available and are lovely to watch forage in the undergrowth.
The Belgium's are great little layers of small white eggs and are an excellent breed for children and smaller backyards.
They will go broody at various times throughout the year & are excellent mothers.
Faverolles -Large -Salmon
Known for its early maturing and fast growth, the Faverolles is a medium/large, heavy dual-purpose bird.
The Faverolles originated in France and are a hardy breed, which tolerates cold areas well. They look beautiful out in the orchard and are a quite breed which are extremely docile & endearing, they just love to follow you around the garden.
Our experience shows that they are a great layer of cream-tinted eggs, are hardy ever broody, and generally winter laying is a bonus.
Their chicks have the added bonus of being able to be sexed at 7-14 days due to different colourings in their wings.
Houdan -Mottled & Self White
With its unusual butterfly comb, five toes & a crest similar to the Polish, the Houdan is considered a very pretty and exotic breed.
We have found it to be an extremely docile, easily handled bird, which is very fast growing and easy to look after.
The Houdan makes an excellent back yard chicken due to it’s very good laying ability, and is a very pretty bird to watch foraging in the garden.
It’s truly one of my favourite birds. And one I would recommend to the poultry enthusiast with limited room.
If you would like more information, click here to go to the Houdan page.
Birchin Pekin Cockeral
The Pekin has long been known as one of the most popular bantam breeds for backyards.
They have been described as a round ball of feathers!. The Pekin is know throughout many countries as the "Cochin Bantam"
The Pekin is extremely placid, responds well to handling, and are easily contained as they do not require a large pen size & do not wander or fly. We find people are continually amazed with how quiet & friendly this breed really is and indeed it is one of their most endearing features.
Whilst being only average layers, the Pekin make excellent broodies & mothers.
And are a great pet for children and people who love the idea of having their own chickens but only have very small back yards.
If you would like more information, click here to go to the Pekin page.
The Polish –or Poland breed
Whilst being reasonable layers, the Polish are a very
endearing breed. They do not go broody, which is a bonus for those who are
not interested in breeding.
If you would like more information on this lovely breed, please contact the Crested Breeds Club of Australia ;
For more information on our Polish, simply click here to go to the Polish page.
Modern Game - Black/Red (Willow Leg)
bantams are one of my boy's favourite breeds. Luckily we have found
a very nice, quiet strain that are easy to handle and have shown no
aggression, which some of the larger Game have been known for.
Modern Game are an active, alert & sometimes cheeky breed that can come in quite a range of colours. They are beautiful to look at with their often striking colours & lovely feather sheen.
They are an endearing breed, being very attentive and surprisingly tame & very easy to handle. These birds make great pets.
are average layers and are excellent mothers. These birds require
little space & are very hardy.
We don't have a
breed you are looking for? Then click on our
Breeds of Interest
page, where we have information on some even more unusual
breeds for you to consider. Or to contact a breeder in your state, click on Club Links
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