These are my fowl friends. We try to free range as much as we can. They're technically fenced but have tons of pasture and are free to come and go as they please from their coops and runs. We believe in living as naturally and sustainable as possible. I'm a chef by trade so we're snobby about our food and our animals in general. Happy and healthy is how we roll. Oh and pretty spoiled!
Black Copper Marans
I personally don't show my Marans due to running a small farm and having two very young children but am hoping to have some 4Hers show them this year. I've been breeding them and hatching eggs from the very beginning and purchased quality stock from various recommended breeders and have been culling and breeding originally to the French SOP but now the APA standard. My birds lay a 6-7 on average and I have one hen who is throwing an 8 every once in a while. I love these birds. They're friendly, big, beautiful and lay gorgeous eggs. I only have one breeding group at the moment. There is a mixture of Davis/Jeane and one hen that's Cottage Hill/Jeane. I have 1 rooster two cockerels and 16 hens. Always hatching new chicks.
I have a few Black Ameraucanas and 2nd generation Olive Eggers in my flock under my BCM rooster. They have produced some really lovely birds that lay beautiful eggs. I have 5 of these hens in the group.
These birds are really lovely. They're a project that I've been working on with Jeanine McKee (Cloverleaf Farms) for a while now. They're starting to really breed true though they still throw silver wheatens and four toed chicks on occasion. These are LF though Jeanine has bantams on her farm. Looking forward to the upcoming generations. I currently have a silver wheaten roo over 6 hens.
As a food snob and chef, I've always wanted to raise my own food as much as I possibly can. I was always a little freaked out by the Cornish X and I have nothing against people who raise them, I just personally think they're weird. So I've been longing for years to do a food tour of France and Italy. Partially so I could eat a Bresse de Galouse. When I found out that Greenfire had imported these birds I was beside myself! I HAD to own them. We did acquire breeding stock though it was not without trial or tribulation. But happy to say that we have a rooster and 6 girls that are at POL. We also have a cockerel and three more pullets that are growing out in our juvenile area. They will have a huge coop. The breeding stock will have a 1/2 acre of orchard/pasture to roam on and when we have meat groups going they will have 1 1/2 acres of orchard/pasture to live their happy lives!
Crested Cream Legbars
We most recently have added the lovely autosexers from England. These birds are really great. They're beautiful and lay blue eggs. The fact that they're autosexing is a bonus for our backyard enthusiasts in Portland, who are unable to keep roosters in the city. I can't wait to post more pictures as they grow out. We currently have four pullets and two cockerels.
Bourbon Red Turkeys
I definitely have to do more reading on the SOP for this turkey but I do think that we have some pretty fine looking turkeys and I'm looking forward to breeding and improving the stock that we've most recently acquired. We have two toms and five hens in our group at the moment. I LOVE them. I didn't think I would like turkeys that much but I seriously LOVE these guys. They're really quite fascinating, extremely curious and quite friendly.
This is by far the rarest craziest breed of all!!!!!!!!
hen and rooster
hen and roster with his best stink eye