Mystic Onyx® were originally developed as a meat bird for a market similar to the Asian Blacks, but upon seeing their beauty, we decided to make these available to the public. These birds were developed from Silkies by crossing with meat birds and selecting for size, and their dark skin and meat. They resemble a Svart Hona or Ayam Cemani in color but typically feature orange-red flares in their plumage, creating a beautiful contrast with their iridescent green plumage and mulberry or black combs, and the occasional tuft on their head. They do come in a variety of colors from orange to red to the more typical black with red flares. These have easily become one of our favorites at the hatchery, as they are also good egg layers of light brown eggs. If you are looking for a standout in your flock, these are a great addition!
|Temperament||Weight||Eggs per Year||Egg Size||Egg Color||Cold Hardy||Heat Hardy|
|Active, Energetic||5-6 lbs.||225||Medium||Light Brown||Yes||Yes|
|Eggs per Year||225|
|Egg Color||Light Brown|