Sorry I don't know anything about this. I don't know of anyone in this group that sell broilers, we are mostly all keeping chickens in small "hobby" flocks.Can someone please help them out?
I can imagine mottled ameraucanas would be beautiful!Moved the last of the chickens and turkeys off pasture yesterday. Only a small flock of bantam ducks are still out there "braving" the cold and wet (braving is not really true for ducks, they thoroughly enjoy being cold and wet sometimes).
I am very happy with the Marans this year (lavender and blue copper) and they are the only breed that has started laying with any regularity. I've read that Marans original breeding in France involved harsh, wet conditions, though probably not as bad as PA in the winter.
I also moved in the Mottled Ameraucanas. These are great looking birds. The pullets are definitely prettier than the males (more mottling) and the second year hen that molted a few weeks ago is the best looking of all. Last year I found them to be "spookier" than the lavenders, but not this year. Probably related to how I raised them. I expect those chicks to be very popular, as the mottled breeds have very colorful chicks.
I'm also trying to keep a breeding flock of lavender guineas with the peacocks. Not sure how that go, guineas are just plain mean birds. I'm hoping that the size and aggressiveness of the peafowl will balance that out. If necessary, I will run the guineas with the turkeys and keep the bachelor roosters with the peafowl.