This rare & endangered breed originates in China; currently listed on the “watch” list on the livestockconservatory.org
These majestic birds are large in body with a unique body shape and feather legs. Males reach up to 9.5lbs and females weigh around 7lbs. Their tight black feathering has a eye catching beetle-green sheen. Like most Heritage breeds they can be slow to mature hens beginning to lay around 24 weeks, laying 150/yr medium brown eggs that can occasionally present a pink or purple bloom!
Friendly, curious, chatty and gentle personalities make adding this unique and elegant breed exceptional for any backyard flock.
$20 for Chicks (price increases with age)
Sold as "Straight Run" (unsexed)
Unwanted males maybe returned to the farm. Because these are sold as straight run there is no credit for returning males.