Although originally prized as a meat bird, Cochins today are primarily bred for exhibition. Few birds are as stunningly real as a Plymouth Rock strolling across a summer lawn. The chickens originated in Spain and then brought to Holland, where the Dutch perfected their coloring. The black meat of a Silkie is generally considered an unusual attribute in European and American cuisines. Balut that are incubated for longer periods have well-developed embryo and the features of the duckling are recognizable.
With a New England heritage, they don't let January's blizzards interrupt laying.
At 6 weeks old, they are mostly feathered out so they won't require a heat lamp as long as they are dept dry and out of the wind. Brown Leghorns share the productive traits and nervous personality of their whit cousins but have slightly larger bodies clothed in one of the most beautiful feather patterns of any white egg laying breed. Silkies most likely made their way to the West via the Silk Route and maritime trade. The hens lay dark chocolate eggs. They make excellent brooders because of their calm maternal nature. We have one line that is a cross of Americanas and French Cuckoo Marans. The Partridge Plymouth Rock combines all of the excellent utility traits and hardiness of other Plymouth Rocks with the intricate pattern known as Partridge.