The Delaware – A Hen Dressed for a Wedding

Of the hundreds of chicken breeds only one is dressed to attend a wedding She wears lace every day just in case a ceremony will soon start


Most backyard flocks feature Rhode Island Reds, Americaunas, Barred Rocks, Australorps, or Isa Browns Far too few include the wedding breed, the dainty yet meaty Delaware


The Delaware is a relative poultry newcomer, had a brief burst of popularity, lost favor as a meat breed and is only recently showing up in some backyard flocks The hens are easily managed good layers that, for anyone so inclined, are big enough to be transformed into

All About the Mystic Onyx Breed

The Mystic Onyx breed was originally developed by Hoover’s Hatchery in very recent years Their beautiful feathers and black skin are striking While they were created to be a meat bird, they are taking backyard flocks by storm!

The Mystic Onyx breed is absolutely gorgeous and make a great addition to a backyard flock These chickens were created by combining a Silkie and a meat