Anyone know where I can get either of these breeds in the U.S.A.?
American Holland and North Holland Blue
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Late post - but TMK the American Holland or just Holland is hard to find as I went to several old listed breeders and no one breeds them any more. Also, found that they are laying more tinted rather than white eggs from when they were originally created. Some breeders have stopped raising them because of health issues and limited diverse stock. Since the Holland was a created breed I don't feel badly that they are almost gone. The Barred Rocks seem to be hardier and preferred by backyarders.
The North Holland Blue I believe is still only found in Europe.
Personally, I turned to the Dominique for a gentler, calm, barred bird that is also a heritage breed slowly recovering in the USA. It is not a real heavy fowl but still a good forager, good feed ratio, good layer and with some meat on them should you choose to go that way. I didn't go with Barred Rock as I've had them before and they are sometimes not nice to their flockmates plus they have a larger straight comb and I prefer the Doms smaller combs for my hens in winter. Just my 2 cents - Smiles.