Info needed on Cubalayas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FamilyOfChickens, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northwest Indiana
    Anyone have any? [​IMG] My dad says we will probably be able to get more chicks next year. [​IMG] We might even build another small-ish coop, so I can have more than the three I'd be able to fit in the Ameracauna coop. [​IMG] I'm so excited!!

    Among some Silkies and Orpingtons, cubalayas are something we're interested in right now. We just need some more info.

    First of all, how much do they go for? They seem like they'd be pretty expensive.

    Where can you get them? [​IMG]

    I've read that they're extremely tame; is that true?

    How do they do with other chickens, of their breed and other breeds?

    Is there anything special involved with their care and keeping?

    Any other info'd be appreciated.

  2. newbeechickens

    newbeechickens In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2007
    kershaw county sc
    hello thought i would say i have 1 she seams to be good with us picking her up allthough she is not good around my rir she goes after them and will do harm pretty birds i found mine at work but i have seen them selling for $25 a peice

    Last edited: Aug 26, 2007
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Here's a link to an article I found on Feathersite about them.
    They are pretty rare, so I imagine adults are expensive and hard to find. I know Ideal Poultry sells Cubalaya chicks, but I don't know of any other hatchery that does. [​IMG]
  4. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northwest Indiana
    newbeechickens, that's a pretty girl you've got there! Was she raised with the rirs? I was thinking that if they were, it'd be fine? $25 a pop is pretty steep; I'd think we'd only be getting one, then. [​IMG]

    Angie, thanks for the link. So Ideal sells them as chicks? I'll have to look into that one.

    Thanks! [​IMG]

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