SHROPSHIRE POULTRY

 

Pure breeds

Rhode island reds


 

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Hen

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Cockerel

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Chick

http://youtu.be/y_Ft1p2icyY 

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The light sussex has a white body with a black tail and wing tips, its neck is white striped with black and has a very striking appearance. The sussex chicken is an alert, docile breed that can adapt to any surroundings, they are comfortable in both free range or confined spaces. The sussex was bred to be a dual purpose bird and is one of the most productive breed of poultry. They will lay approximately 270 eggs in their first year of laying and they will be of a cream to light brown colour.

 


 

Hybrids  (cross-breeds) Redstars

 
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Hen. Young Redstars (pullets).

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This Rhode island red cross light sussex hen is a very friendly hen, she will be eating out of your hand within hours, not only is she friendly, she lays the most eggs too, 330 + brown eggs in her first year of laying. A very hardy hen with beautiful shades of brown and cream feathering, she is ideally suited for first time and young keepers but with her cheeky and inquisitive nature she will please everyone.


 

Speckledys

 
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Hens.

The speckledy is a modern hybrid and comes from a Rhode island red crossed with a Maran. The feathering closely resembles that of a Maran but it is a far more prolific layer. They are  large yet elegant birds with a deep breast, upward pointing tail and pale legs. The speckledy is a docile, easily handled bird. They are excellent and reliable layers and will lay 300 + eggs per year that are dark chestnut brown in colour and are usually speckled. The eggshells are particularly strong and the yolks deep yellow. They are well suited to free ranging and enjoy foraging. Their feathers are silky soft and abundant. 


 

Rhode rocks

 
 
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Hens

https://youtu.be/cWSlctHwBYI

 

The rhode rock is a sex linked hybrid bred from a Rhode island red and a Barred plymouth rock. Their thick rich plumage protects them from weather conditions. This together with their highly developed natural immune system means they have the potential to have a long productive life. Being very docile they are not easily stressed. They produce 290 + eggs in the first year that are a tinted brown colour and they lay persistently well throughout their life. They are indeed the ideal free ranger, they love the outside.


 

Columbines

 
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The columbines are bred from the cream crested legbar and are still being developed as a commercial blue egg laying hybrid. A breeding programme, involving the use of traditional british bloodlines gives a varied coloured bird, from cream or tan through to blue and grey, or mottled feathering, often with a lighter hue to the breast. A proportion are crested and comb size varies. They are very active birds and thrive on free range, consuming large amounts of vegetation. Columbines are a good size bird with 80% of them laying a blue / green egg that is medium to large in size, the remainder lay a pastel colour egg, they will lay upto 300 eggs in their first year.