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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by awalters0815, Oct 15, 2010.
I was offered two houdan pullets for 12 bucks. What re they and should i buy them at that price?
Houdans are a top-hat breed. They are black with white speckles and will lay a white egg. They will need to be kept protected from aerial predators (hawks, owls) since they have trouble seeing sometimes. Two pullets for $12 is not a bad deal for Houdans, since they are classified as a rare and unusual breed.
But in reality, they're as "rare" as any other hatchery bred breed, because chances are, they're from a hatchery.
Originally Houdans were a large, meaty, dual purpose breed with a beautiful "fancy" touch of having a mottled color and a tophat with a beard and muffs. . . But now hatcheries have ruined them, and there's hardly any good breeder stock left out there, if any at all, so they're only good as a lawn ornament and white eggs.
They still are very pretty though.
Quote:I dunnno.....lawn ornaments that lay eggs sounds like a pretty good deal to me!
What are Houdans??
They are my favorite breed. Thats what they are
Quote:do you reccomend them for pets? We like to baby our girls. DO they lay well?
Are you sure they are pullets for that price????
Quote:They just started laying and there are three for sale at 12 each.
I love my houdans