Egg Color: cream to tan, sometimes with brown flecks
Egg Bloom: none
Egg Size: Larger than standard
Egg Texture: Shiny and smooth.
Egg Production During Spring and Summer: high roughly 5 eggs a week.
Meat Production: duel purpose, both males and female have some meat on them.
Heat Tolerance: moderate, these are slightly larger birds that need shelter from extreme heat
Cold Tolerance: very high
Disposition: sweet, communicative, laid back, curious.
Weeks to Maturity: 26
Free Range Ability: high, males are always on the lookout for predators. Females run to shelter if the rooster sounds the predator alarm.
Likelihood They Will Want To Hatch Eggs: moderate
Curious, friendly, and easy on the eye these birds are autosexing so we can guarantee you female chicks. This breed lays eggs like a hybrid commercial breed (230 eggs a year) only their eggs are larger and cream/tan. Weighty on the breast, the males make for good meat birds and end up being more tender than American Bresse.
Predator wise and smart – they are easy to train on any coop setup and know when to take cover if a bird of prey is checking them out. They are an absolute new favorite of ours and we know they will soon be a favorite of yours as well!