This is my favourite production type bird at the farm. These are destined to be one of the most popular non hybrid layers in Canada. They lay blue and light green pastel coloured eggs like nothing else we have ever encountered. My hats off to Jill Rees, well done!
While they do have the potential to be flighty and the mindset to outwit Wile E. Coyote (without the use of explosives and anvils), we do hear from our backyarders that they also can be extremely loving given time and nurturing.
The genetics of this bird lends itself well to the addition to other flocks that may not be as strong as our Canadian Cream Legbar foundation stock. Normal issues that exist at most farms that could have the potential to wipe out a hatchery hybrid or broiler bird will not affect this chicken. It is my strong belief that they carry the genetic resistance to Mareks. Can you imagine having immunity to cancer and passing that on to your offspring! We are the only farm that has these and a breeding program large enough to continue producing good solid genetics. We are the original legal importer of this breed and can assist with any of your breeding questions if you have ordered in the past or currently. These have the added bonus of being an auto sexing breed of chicken. So... if you live in the city and want to develop a bond with a your flock younger that the allowed 4 months, I will personally guarantee that you will receive all females. If for some reason you accidentally get a male, I will give you a full refund whether you ordered 1 0r even four. I'm so confident that I will even pick up the rooster in person with cash in hand and deliver him to a good farm.
How fitting that a British foundation flock of Jill Rees Cream Legbars are now residing across the pond in British Columbia!
Thanks for dropping by. I'm Matthew Nelson, farmer of Grade Eh Farms. I post on where my love and passion for life intersect with family, farming, food, & chicken for the soul.
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Unique chicken coop for a small backyard:
Best source for backyard henhouses in BC. Locally-crafted chicken coops made of repurposed BC cedar:
Useful information on raising healthy, happy free-range hens:
A portion of our ordering policy was stolen from Legbars of Broadway. Thanks Philip. :-)