I recently saw several photos of a birchen-colored Niederrheiner. I think that this is one of the most beautiful birds I've seen. Now I have many questions: Are they docile? Broody? Cold and/or heat hardy? How many eggs a year? How much do the hens weigh? Nervous? Flighty? Better in confined or free-range area? Most important...Does anyone have a line on a hatchery, or private breeder of this specific color? I'll be willing to travel any distance for fertile eggs or young-hatched.
I'm currently located in Arizona, but will be retiring in the panhandle region (western portion) of Florida (U.S.A) right near the Gulf ocean, and plan is to have 3-4 hens. The breeze will be present as we are just a few hundred feet off the ocean, but the humidity in the summer is very high.
This is my first thread, so I hope it works!