We are proud to introduce you to our flock of Large Fowl "Blue Wheaten" Ameraucana's. This breed and variety is recognized by the APA. We acquired this line from fellow Ameraucana fancier Jessica Rodgers, who handpicked our breeding flock for 2022 from her own stock. This line has surprised us with brilliant blue eggs. Our girls have been laying 4-5 medium-large eggs weekly. We are reminded daily how sweet and docile this breed is.
Ameraucana's were admitted to the American Standard in 1984 as a general purpose fowl and is well known for their distinctive blue eggshell mutation. Ameraucana's have pea combs, curved beaks, and their faces are nearly hidden by muffs. Hens typically only weigh around 5½ lbs. Roosters typically weigh around 6½ lbs. They do well in mixed flocks, but are known to be explorers and active foragers. Their creamy wheat plumage helps them blend in with our "High Desert" terrain too!
Wheaten's are a visually stunning variety of Marans, also known as "chocolate egg layers" because of their eggs reddish brown bloom. They were first accepted into the US Standard in 2011. Wheaten females are cream-colored, (The color of the grains of wheat) and their hackles are a beautiful reddish beige. We are very excited to contribute to the Marans community! We are proud to announce our breeding flock of 2023, shipped all the way from Frank May in Tennessee!
We are proud to offer our line of Blue/Black Copper Marans here in Eastern Oregon. This line has been a project on our farm since 2018. Over the summer of 2021 we connected with a fellow Marans breeder and shipped in our gorgeous Blue Copper Marans rooster, producing eye-catching Blue and Black Copper Marans. We are very pleased with the results from our breeding program and we're sure you will be too. The Blue Copper Marans is not a standard breed, it is not yet accepted by the APA.
Marans are a medium sized bird giving the impression of a rustic farm hen/rooster. Marans legs are lightly feathered, we breed away from excessive leg feathering per SOP. None of our Marans are "English type" or clean legged. Our Copper Marans lay between a 6-8 on the Marans Club egg chart. Because of our breeding program, there is always a 50/50 chance chicks will hatch either Blue Copper or Black Copper. The only difference is their striking black or blue plumage.
Hollands are listed as a critically endangered American breed. This breed was created in the 1930's with a dual-purpose white egg layer in mind, and thus, the Holland was hatched. Because of their barring, Barred Hollands are feather sexable at hatch. Hens can lay 200-240 large white eggs per year. This breed is moderately cold hardy. They are known to be extremely friendly with calm temperaments, making them a great choice for families with younger children.
We use BCM in our Olive Egger breeding program. Most of our hens have black feathers with copper hackles, lightly feathered legs, pea combs and muffs. Our F1 Olive Egger's will lay an Olive colored egg! Shades can range from sage green to army green. F2 Olive Eggers have a 50/50 chance of inheriting the blue egg gene, meaning there is a chance F2 olive eggers will not lay an Olive Egg. There is no guarantee an F2 will be a true Olive Egger until she lays her first egg, making her a confirmed F2
"Marsbar" are the result of crossing a Legbar and any variety of Marans. We use our Golden Crele Legbar (blue egg layer), purchased locally from the Big "R" Ranch, with our Blue Copper Marans (chocolate egg layer) to produce first generation guaranteed F1 Olive Eggers. Our Marsbar are "sex-linked," meaning pullets/cockerels can be visually identified at hatch by their feather pattern. They have a fun crest, a single comb and lightly feathered legs.
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Last month in January, we closed on our new
family home! Since then, we've moved our farm to the small rural town of Vale here in Eastern Oregon.
We are conveniently located 2 miles outside of Vale.