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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.

Lays dark brown eggs

The Noirans breed is linked to the history of the Marans birds. The Marans have been crossed with heavier breeds to form the Noirans. The Noirans have black copper coloured feathers and adapt well to all systems. They lay a large dark brown egg that has good internal egg quality. The Noirans will lay approximately 295 eggs a year and weigh 2.224 kg. These will be available as females in day olds only.
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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.

Sasso Dual Purpose Breed Silver

This silver-feathered bird is a well-balanced performer for either egg or meat production. It lays a high number of eggs and delivers excellent carcass yield after slaughter. The SASSO Silver is also notable for its beautiful, ash grey feathering, which makes her particularly is appreciated by the domestic or backyard chicken market. Its flexibility and unique characteristics offer great value for you and your operations. Autosexing can be completed with the Silver as it produces feather-sexable day-old chicks. The Silver layer is able to thrive in different production environments with minimal management.

Sasso Dual Purpose Breed Scarlet
Lays brown eggs

The SASSO Scarlet features striking, red feathers and lays beautiful light brown eggs. By raising this rustic bird, you also benefit from good performance in both eggs and meat. The Scarlet males can be raised for the broiler market, with a bodyweight of 2.250 kg at 12 weeks, which results in excellent meat quality. Another advantage is that the feathering can be used to identify the sex of the day-old chicks. The Scarlet laying hen has been specially selected to perform and be easy to manage in more challenging environments such as free range and backyard systems. The female will lay 305 large eggs and weighs 2.934 kg at 75 weeks.

Sasso Dual Purpose Breed Ivory

The SASSO Ivory is a highly productive layer perfectly blended with traditional characteristics. It delivers the most eggs of our coloured layers with 350 large, light brown eggs at 75 weeks and weighs 2.012 kg. For added practicality, day-old chicks hatched from the Ivory are feather-sexable. If you are looking for a highly adaptable and productive layer, the Ivory may be the right fit for your operations. Males in this breed weigh 1.967 kg at 12 weeks.

Sasso Dual Purpose Breed Irona

This bird gets its name for strong livability and good weight gain. The SASSO Irona is the heaviest of these four breeds and presents dark grey feathers. The female average bodyweight is 3.640 kg at 75 weeks and male average bodyweight is 2.564 kg at 12 weeks. This bird delivers excellent meat quality as well as produces feather-sexable chicks. In addition to its weight advantages, the Irona also lays 286 large, light brown eggs at 75 weeks, making it a great option for dual-purpose production. This coloured layer is highly adaptable and easy to manage in all production systems.

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