AmeraucanasWe have a very nice flock of Black Ameraucanas this year. The birds themselves are among the sweetest chickens I've ever raised.
This year's batch hatched on March 15, 2016. I will have started birds available beginning September 2016.
Black and Blue Copper MaransAfter a bad predator attack, I was lucky to get even a few eggs into the incubator this summer. We hatched one dozen on June 29, 2016. Because I have so few, I cannot offer females for sale at this time. A few cockerels will be available in September.
I do have one two year old hen and one two year old rooster for sale. $10 for the pair.
For the future: I was able to pick up three absolutely gorgeous Blue Copper Marans cockerels this summer. We'll start hatching their offspring in Spring 2017. I'm excited to bring the blue copper color back to the flock. It's my favorite. :)
Olive EggersOlive Eggers are not a breed, but a planned cross. They are a cross between a bird that carries the blue egg gene with a dark brown egg layer, resulting in a bird that lays a distinctive olive green egg. Our Ameraucanas and Black Copper Marans are perfect for making olive eggers! All of our Olive Eggers will come out black, will have modified pea combs, will most likely have lightly feathered legs, and may or may not have copper markings on their necks.
We have about a dozen Olive Eggers, both male and female, hatched May 25, 2016. All are for sale, males $5 each and females $8 each.
Looking for purebred hatching eggs? Every spring I separate the flocks into breeding pens and isolate the hens for three weeks before introducing the appropriate breed rooster. After that three week break to ensure breed purity, purebred Black Ameraucana and Black Copper and Blue Copper Marans hatching eggs will be available.
I do need advance notice if you'd like to buy hatching eggs, since I need to know to keep your eggs unwashed and out of the refrigerator, and I gather eggs for hatching more often in hot weather to increase viability.