Large Fowl

We aim to breed all of our own Large Fowl stock, so occasionally we may have a waiting list due to hatching dates.

Welsummer

The Welsummer or Welsumer is a Dutch breed of domestic chicken. It originates in the small village of Welsum, in the eastern Netherlands. It was bred at the beginning of the twentieth century from local fowls of mixed origin: Rhode Island Reds, Barnevelders, Partridge Leghorns, Cochin's, and Wyandottes. 

Egg production (annual): 180 

Recognised variety: Gold Duckwing, Partridge, Silver Duckwing
Egg colour:  Dark brown


Cream Legbar

The Legbar is a British autosexing chicken breed. It was created in the early twentieth century by Reginald Crundall Punnett and Michael Pease at the Genetical Institute of Cambridge University. 

Egg production (annual): 180
Recognised variety: Cream, Gold, Silver
Egg colour: Blue, Green, Olive




Exchequer Leghorn

The Leghorn is a breed of chicken originating in Tuscany, in central Italy. Birds were first exported to North America in 1828 from the Tuscan port city of Livorno, on the western coast of Italy. 

Exchequer Leghorns developed spontaneously in the leghorn flock of Scottish breeder Robert Miller in 1904. He took a fancy to the unusual markings and developed the breed, which quickly became popular as a utility chicken. The birds are both hardy and prolific, and continue laying eggs for many years. 

Egg production: (annual): 280 

Recognised variety:  Exchequer, Brown, White, Buff, Columbian, Black

 Egg colour: White

Salmon Faverolles

The Faverolles is a French breed of chicken. The breed was developed in the 1860s in north-central France, in the vicinity of the villages of Houdan and Faverolles. The breed was given the name of the latter village and the singular is thus also Faverolles, not Faverolle. 

Egg production (annual): 240 

Recognised variety: Salmon, White

Egg colour: Light brown, Pinkish 


Barnevelder

The Barnevelder is a Dutch breed of domestic chicken. It resulted from cross-breeding between local Dutch chickens and various "Shanghai" birds imported from Asia to Europe in the later part of the nineteenth century; these may have been of Brahma, Cochin or Croad Langshan type. 

Egg production: (annual): 180 

Recognised variety:  Gold Laced, Silver Laced, Blue Laced, White, Black

Egg colour: Light brown