Ixworth Hens....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gavinandallison, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    I am wondering if there is anyone in the USA that has Ixworth's and is currently breeding them? I come from near Ixworth and would love to acquire some to breed or add to my flock...
     
  2. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've thought about importing them and may at some point in the near future unless someone else imports them and makes them available in the US. Any thoughts or observations you have about the breed would be very interesting. Thanks for starting this thread.
     
  3. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    I don't know too much, but would be interested if you did import some...
     
  4. Heffburke

    Heffburke New Egg

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    My research into this breed has shown, to me at least, that Ixworth chickens have really been able to maintain their "dual-purposefulness". They are meaty white birds that lay a good amount of eggs. As we all know, many of our original dual-purpose breeds have lost that ability to be both meaty and egg producing. Reginald Appleyard really knew his birds and was able to combine breeds to create some great stock. For a long time I kept Silver Appleyard ducks which he also created. They were very large meaty birds that laid an incredible amount of giant delicious duck eggs.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    When I first saw pictures of them years ago, my first thought was that they are simply a white feathered, white skinned buckeye. Genetically, they would be pretty easy to recreate. You could use white cornish on hatchery style white orpingtons and go from there...
     

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