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Azure Blue
Lays blue eggs

Bred for its unique blue egg shell colour, shell strength and unique plumage, the Azure Blue is a robust and friendly bird. They are ideal for small scale and back yard egg producers, producing attractive and good quality eggs. The Azure Blue will lay about 295 eggs per year.  Females weigh about 4 lbs.
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Barred Plymouth Rock
Lays brown eggs

This veteran of all the brown egg breeds is still available in quantity. For many years, they were almost extinct, as many poultry growers were carried away with the new crossbreeds. Every superior breed will prove its worth in the end, and these have made a comeback mainly because of their good meat qualities, combined with good brown egg production. People in the fly-tying business say that the Barred Plymouth Rock males carry the best “cape feathers” for that type of use. Both females and males are grey barred in colour, with the female being a bit darker. Females weigh approximately 4 lbs. at 19 weeks and 5-6 lbs. at end of lay. Males are 1-1½ lbs. heavier than females.
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Black Sex-Link
Lays brown eggs

This layer is one of the top egg producers of large brown eggs, and performs well in all types of conditions. The females are black with a tinge of red on the neck and breast. Female live weight is approximately 4 lbs. at 19 weeks, 5 lbs. at 30 weeks, and 5½+ lbs. at end of lay. Males are a dark barred colour, similar to Barred Rocks, and weigh approximately 1½ lbs. heavier than females. This bird’s black colour tends to absorb light, so we recommend brighter or more intense lighting for top egg production.
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Buff Orpington
Lays light tan eggs

One of the best breeds for newcomers to chickens, and for families with young children. Orpingtons come in several feather colors but all are big quiet birds with fluffy feathers that keep them toasty warm during frigid weather. Buff Orpingtons are the most common color and lay about 220 brown eggs a year. Females weigh 7 lbs. while the males are 8.5 lbs.
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Columbian Rock X
Lays brown eggs

This proven crossbreed has been with us for over 40 years, and today bears the distinction of being one of the hardiest breeds to be found. These birds have a beautiful colour pattern. They are a good producer of quality brown eggs, a very quiet and docile bird in the laying pen, and good for the yard. Heavier than hybrids, live weight will be approximately 4 lbs. at 19 weeks and close to 6 lbs. at end of lay for females. Males are approximately 1½ lbs. heavier.
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Lavender Orpington
Lays brown eggs

One of the best breeds for newcomers to chickens, and for families with young children. Named for the English town where they were developed, Orpingtons come in several feather colors but all are big quiet birds with fluffy feathers that keep them toasty warm during frigid weather. They lay about 220 brown eggs per year.  Females are 7 lbs. while the males are 8.5 lbs.
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Majesty Maran
Lays dark brown eggs

The Midnight Majesty Maran has black plumage and most hatch with feathered feet, but some do not. Deep browns show up through their down feathering underneath, making them a mix of beautiful dark brown and black plumage. The males are barred. This breed will lay dark brown eggs and will lay about 250 per year. You will truly enjoy this breed in your backyard flock and its dark eggs in your egg carton! These hybrids perform well in many different climates. The females are 6 lbs. while the males are 7 lbs.
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Rhode Island Red
Lays brown eggs

This popular breed is used in most crossbred varieties available today. Its bloodlines flow in most brown egg breeds throughout the world. Rhode Island Reds are a good producer of large brown eggs, and are quiet and easy to handle. Both male and female are dark red/brown in colour. Live weights are comparable to other dual purpose breeds.
NOTE: Barred Plymouth Rocks and Rhode Island Reds are more difficult to sex at day old, so only 90% accuracy is guaranteed on sexing (no sexing guarantees on orders under 30). If no males are desired, we suggest selecting other breeds
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Red Sex-Link
Lays brown eggs

The Red Sex-Link is a top performing brown/red hybrid. Of all our brown egg layers, this is the lightest (about 3½ lbs. at 18 weeks and about 4½ to 5 lbs. after a year of laying), and the best feed converter, meaning it will cost you less to feed.
Most brown egg layer pullets will consume 9-10 kgs of feed by the onset of egg production. The Red Sex-Link will consume 7-8 kgs depending on when they start laying.
Egg production at 72 weeks can reach 305 to 315 eggs. Red Sex-Link birds have done well in large free-range trials in the U.K. Females are reddish-brown in colour with white underfeathers. Males are mostly white and some may have a few brown markings on the feathers.
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Silver Laced Wyandotte
Lays brown eggs

These lacy girls aren’t all show with their elegantly patterned feathers. They are also great egg layers. Wyandottes are one of the most strikingly beautiful chickens to grace a backyard flock. They are quiet, easy to manage and one of the most winter hardy of all breeds. The Wyandottes lay about 245 eggs per year.  Mature weight for females is 5 lbs. while the males are 7 lbs.

Please note that chick demand is high, we have a list of sold-out delivery dates that updates weekly on our delivery schedule page.