Our first main rooster we acquired from Alberta
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Hatching eggs (candled) are $35.00 per dozen. Sorry...we do not ship at this time; local sales only. We are willing to deliver within a 20 km radius. Otherwise you must pick up. Please order at least 1 week ahead. Will throw in a few extra to ensure a good percentage of hatchings. **Be aware that we have an average of 75% hatching rate WITHOUT CANDLING!
We currenlty are receiving 24 + eggs per day right now and are offering FRESH FARM EGGS FOR SALE for $3.00 per dozen
WE JUST HATCHED OUT OVER 25 PC CHICKS! -SOLD
$6.00 PER CHICK UP TO 24
The "Partridge Chantecler" is actually unrelated to the original Chantecler that was developed in Oka Quebec. “The Partridge Chantecler was developed by Dr. J. E. Wilkinson around the same time, but in Alberta. He crossed the Partridge Wyandotte, Partridge Cochin, Dark Cornish, and the Rose Comb Brown Leghorn, to create another distinct breed of Canadian chicken. But when this bird was submitted for inclusion to the American Poultry Association in 1935, it was erroneously placed with the Chantecler chicken and called the "Partridge Chantecler" (it was thought to be a variety, not a separate breed). This, sadly, ended up causing the demise of another distinct breed of Canadian chicken, and also caused confusion as to what is truly a "Chantecler”. The proper name for the Partridge Chantecler should have been the “Albertan” - but it is not... They were developed to withstand the Canadian winters both in the type of plumage and the type of comb. They are a dual purpose breed that lay a very respectable number of eggs and provide a decent carcass at the end of its productive life. The partridge plumage makes this breed less vulnerable to predators in free-range conditions than the white Chantecler. There plumage is stunning with black edged feathers in the hens and irredescent liver chestnut capes and green/black tail feathers on the roosters. Both hens and roosters have dark yellow legs.
There is now a new variety that is darker...some black feathers on chest and neck. We purchased 5 hens from a local breeder near Tillsonburg who had some black genetics in his flock. So now some of our birds end up have more black on them. Mike is partial to black...so I gave in and went along with it...
We had come to the conclusion that we needed some variety to our Poultry. We are going to try this giant breed for meat and eggs. They take up to 2 years to fully mature, so they are very slow growing, but their meat is supposed to be darker and delicious....we shall see. To learn more about this breed of chicken, click here.
We also decided to try some ducks on the farm...since we have so many ponds and a stream...
We acquired some Indian Runners
Buff Orphington Ducks
The Roos from 2015
They do not have much of a comb, which apparently means they can endure colder temperatures without the crest getting frost bitten.
The one flaw with our main rooster, Randolf The Red, is that he has a somewhat larger comb than he should...but we don't hold it against him. We are very happy with him!
We are planning on purchasing a few more roosters from the breeder in Alberta. She now has some very nice dark birds that are winning at the bird shows in Alberta and in the US. Not that we are into showing...but we would like to have 2 good strong, unrelated lines going so we can supply others with breeding stock and/or anyone can start up their own flock.