Why Heritage Breeds? According the the Livestock Conservancy, "These Standard breeds were well adapted to outdoor production in various climatic regions. They were hearty, long-lived, and reproductively vital birds that provided an important source of protein to the growing population of the country until the mid-20th century. With the industrialization of chickens many breeds were sidelined in preference for a few rapidly growing hybrids. The Livestock Conservancy now lists over three-dozen breeds of chickens in danger of extinction. Extinction of a breed would mean the irrevocable loss of the genetic resources and options it embodies." At Happy Acres, we participate in the effort to restore these breeds to previous levels of productivity.
Our Heritage Chicken Breeds
Dominique: Coming Soon
Status: Watch Size: Medium Temperament: Calm Egg Color: Brown
Temperament: Friendly, Curious Purpose: Colored Eggs We breed our Easter Egger Chickens by crossing a purebred Americauna Rooster (colored egg gene) with our Heritage Breed Hens. Easter Eggers and true Americaunas are not the same, as many hatcheries will claim.