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Project Ameraucana, Silkie, and Bantam Orpingtons

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by Caitlin_VT, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Caitlin_VT

    Caitlin_VT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spring/Early Summer 2015 Availability!
    No eggs will be sent prior to fertility testing, which will begin mid-March. Eggs will be available - bird-depending - late March/early April through the beginning of June. Any updates in egg laying will be posted here. I am NPIP VT-16. Message me if you are interested in purchasing eggs, and what week you would prefer them to be sent. I mail eggs on Mondays and Tuesdays, but will mail on a Wednesday for closer locations. All eggs will be fresh when sent.

    Shipping
    Eggs are individually bubble wrapped, fit securely in one box, then placed in a second box with padding between the two. Unfortunately, shipped eggs are a risk and I do not guarantee hatch rate. Last year I had people tell me their hatch rates tended to be 50%+. My hatch rates last year were between 80-100%. Eggs will be shipped Priority; Express available at additional cost. The largest number of eggs I can send at once is 12+. Will add as many extras as I have available! Filler eggs available if desired and able to fit - BCM, EE, Speckled Sussex hens x Ameraucana males. No filler bantams available.

    I will be shipping chicks this year. If you are interested, please let me know. Since I am NOT AI-tested, I am not able to send to all continuous states.

    Ameraucanas


    Lavender - Breeding for more uniform color and increase in size for a more dual-purpose bird. All birds have slate legs and are bearded. Pullet eggs tend to be smaller; mature eggs are size large. Color of eggs is good but some may have a greenish tint. These birds are super friendly, curious, and cold hardy. Black x Lavender breeding will be available at some point to help increase size and genetic vigor.

    Mottled - So far, the pullets look solid and are therefore splits. Resultant birds will be primarily mottled, but there is a chance for solid colored chicks. Color range will be b/b/s with and without mottling. These birds are significantly larger than the Lavenders. I have not had the birds long enough to attest to temperament, but the pullets are very curious and good foragers. Egg color has yet to be determined, leg color on mottled birds is still a work-in-progress. The cockerels are vigorous but not aggressive. They currently live in a bachelor group of 4. The birds are also very cold hardy.

    Silkies


    BBS Partridge, Black/Paint - Very pretty birds, nice full beards and crests, friendly. One hen has only 4 toes on one of her feet, but did not produce any 4-toed offspring last year. Good feathering on feet. Cold hardy, excellent broodies last year, and excellent layers of medium size eggs through the winter! (Although taking a break currently!)

    Bantam Orpingtons


    Mixed group - 1 single-barred chocolate cuckoo cockerel (2014), 1 white pullet (2013), 1 chocolate pullet (2014). Super friendly birds, very cold hardy, excellent layers of medium size eggs. Have a tendency to go broody frequently.

    Prices

    Lavenders - 6+ $35, 12+ $60 shipped
    Mottleds - 6+ $45
    Silkies - 6+ $30, 12+ $55 shipped
    Bantam Orpingtons - 6+ $35

    2014 Chick Prices
    Straight-run only. Pullets may be available mid-late summer.
    Lavenders - $8 each
    Silkies - $10 each
    Bantam Orpingtons - $8 each
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2015
  2. kara1015

    kara1015 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where in VT are you?
     
  3. Caitlin_VT

    Caitlin_VT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About halfway between Burlington and Middlebury.
     
  4. MelissaZeno

    MelissaZeno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would the Bantam Orpingtons eggs be close in size to the medium bought at stores?
     
  5. Caitlin_VT

    Caitlin_VT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Silkies and Orps together, and their eggs tend to be about the same size. I am not familiar with medium eggs in the store, but maybe? I would have to weigh the eggs to compare.
     
  6. MelissaZeno

    MelissaZeno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I will get a broody sometime this year!! Do you sell eggs every year?
     
  7. lafell

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    Hello - I am in New Jersey and very interested in lavendar bantams. Do you have any chicks or hatching eggs available? Or older birds?

    LF
     
  8. Caitlin_VT

    Caitlin_VT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, I don't have any Ameraucana bantams.
     
  9. chocol8bikini

    chocol8bikini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any silkies or bantam orpingtons?
     

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