I started with Silkies and a Bunny named
so I named my website BunnyFeathers in honor of both.
Now I have many more chickens and Harvey is
Resting In Peace under a large flint rock.
The PROS and CONS of Goat Ownership
DUE TO ILLNESS
NO SALES AT THIS TIME
Please check back Spring 2018
Every known color plus some unknown
Each one is a surprise!
All breeding stock has full beard
and profuse topknot
Chocolate, Blue, Mottled, Splash, Paint
None Available at this time
(note pink toes and
white feathers on feet and wing tips)
Brown Partridge and Buff Partridge
Chocolate/Blue Hen and Chocolate/Blue/Lavender/Buff Roo
Chocolate Splash Blue and Porcelain/Lavender
The Silkie is a breed of chicken named
for its fluffy plumage,
which is said to feel like silk.
The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin,
flesh, and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas
most chickens only have four.
In addition to their distinctive physical characteristics, Silkies
are well known for their calm, friendly temperament.
Among the most
docile of poultry. Silkies are considered an ideal pet.
also exceptionally broody,
and make good mothers.
Though they are fair layers themselves,
laying about three eggs a week,
they are commonly used to hatch eggs
from other breeds.
It is unknown exactly where or when fowl with their singular
combination of attributes first appeared, but the most well
documented point of origin is ancient China, specifically Tibet.
earliest surviving written account of Silkies comes from Marco
who wrote of a furry
chicken in the 13th century, during his travels in Asia.
In 1598, Ulisse
Aldrovandi, a writer and naturalist at
of Bologna, Italy,
published a comprehensive treatise on
chickens which is still read today.
In it, he spoke on "wool-bearing
chickens" and ones "clothed with hair like that of a black cat".
Silkies most likely made
their way to the West via the Silk
(a possible reason they
are known as silkies) and maritime trade.
The breed was recognized
officially in North America with acceptance into the Standard
of Perfection in 1874.
Silkies became more common in the West, many myths were perpetuated
Early Dutch breeders told buyers they were the offspring of chickens
them as having actual
In the 21st century, Silkies are one of the most popular and
ubiquitous ornamental breeds of chicken.
They are often kept as
ornamental fowl or pet chickens by backyard keepers,
and are also
commonly used to incubate and raise the offspring of other chickens
and waterfowl like ducks and geese and game
birds such as quail and pheasants.
My silkies have attempted to incubate small rocks, blocks of wood
My breeding stock is all bearded with profuse topknots.
Silkies lay about 100 eggs per year.
I have a pet project to create all the breeds listed on this
page as both traditional and crossed with Ameraucanas to create new
breeds that will lay blue eggs but retain the characteristic
appearance of the original breed.
I will be sharing these offspring by Easter 2015.
(none Available at this time)
The Phoenix chicken is an alert breed with a pheasant-like
appearance. They are fair layers and do go broody.
The chicks are
hardy, but require extra protein when their tails are growing.
breed is well-suited to estates where it can roam at large, thriving
best when given a good deal of freedom.
The Phoenix breed was accepted into the American
Poultry Association Standard
of Perfection in 1974 with the
Gold and Silver varieties. Black Breasted Red was recognised in
2003. It was first accepted in the Australian Poultry Standard in
2012, with any colour standardised in Old
English Game accepted.
The Phoenix is one of many breeds of chicken that
resulted from European selective breeding of onagadori, a
long-tail fowl bred in Japan for
a thousand years.
They molt every other year, unlike most chicken breeds that molt
every year. The breed is famous for its wide, rigid sickle feathers
two to five ft. long, with their saddle feather growing from 18 to
Mr. Hugo du Roi, the first president of the National German Poultry
Association, created the Phoenix breed.
I will also have Crele Phoenix available this summer.
The Phoenix hen lays 100 to 150 eggs per year
(Not available at this time)
The Fayoumi is a breed of chicken originating in
Egypt. Fayoumis are a very old breed in their native region, and are
named for the Faiyum Governorate southwest of Cairo and west of the
Nile. Representations and descriptions of domestic fowl first appear
during Egypt's New Kingdom. King Tutankhamen had pet Sri Lanka
Junglefowl procured through the ancient cinnamon trade. Fayoumi
chickens are believed to be descendants of junglefowl hybrids with
domestic fowl that have adapted for life in thorn palm forests and
marshes in Egypt ~ 3,000 years ago. They have been present in the
West since at least the 1940s, when they were imported from Egypt by
an Iowa State University Dean of Agriculture
With their upright tails and forward jutting
breast and neck, they are sometimes likened to a roadrunner. They
are a light-weight fowl, with roosters weighing in around 4.5 pounds
and hens 3.5 pounds. They appear only in a single variety. In
roosters, the plumage is silver-white on the head, neck, back and
saddle, with the rest in a black and white barring. Hens have heads
and necks in the silver-white hue, with the rest barred. Fayoumis
have a single comb, earlobes, and wattles are red and moderately
large, with a white spot in the earlobes. They have dark horn
colored beaks, and slate blue skin. A Fayoumi-like chicken was
brought north to Europe by the Romans, which may have been the
ancestor of several breeds that have the same feather pattern.
Fayoumis are a hardy breed, and particularly well
suited to hot climates. The breed, through poultry genetics research
and anecdotal reports, is thought to be especially resistant to
viral and bacterial infections. They are also very good foragers,
and if left to their own devices on a free range basis they can fend
for themselves in a nearly feral manner. Fayoumi hens are good
layers of small, off-white eggs. They are not given to broodiness as
pullets, but can be when they reach two or three years of age. The
breed is fast to mature, with hens laying by four and half months,
and cockerels crowing at five or six weeks.
Fayoumi hens lay between 150 and 200 eggs per
(Not available at this time)
Sumatras are primarily an
ornamental breed kept for their attractive plumage. Most often they
are a lustrous black with a green sheen throughout the body and
tail. The breed additionally comes in blue and white varieties. The
offspring of Blue Sumatras will sometimes be a blueish colour
referred to as "Splash", as well as the normal blue. Males usually
weigh between 4 and 5 pounds, and females weigh between 31⁄2 and 4
pounds. Both males and females have small to nonexistent wattles,
and males often have multiple spurs on each leg. The breed is
considered a primitive one; the Sumatra retains a strong flying
ability, unlike most modern chicken breeds. The males will fight for
dominance, though they usually do not fight to the death. These
little hens are avoided by areal preadators because they resemble
crows, which are distasteful to hawks
Sumatra hens lay about 100 white eggs a
Solitude Farm Americaunas
(Not available at this time)
(1 dozen eggs in incubator)
eggs from a light mint green
to dark olive green egg.
I take the best layers, like, Rhode Island Reds, Australorps and
and cross with Ameraucana Roosters.
Copper Marans - Chickens are selected for breeding based on egg
(Not available at this time)
These are not show birds, but selected for
darkest egg layers
Only hens with
darkest eggs are matched with Roo from the darkest eggs
Birds will be Black, Blue, Splash and
***Some eggs in the incubator now Text or
Email for breeds and hatch dates***
Available for pick up in North West Georgia 1 hour from downtown
All Breeding Stock is Georgia Department of Agriculture tested
and NPIP Certified.
All chicks are kept indoors climate controlled and bio-secure for
The Livestock Conservancy's mission is genetic conservation and the
promotion of heritage breeds
A Portion of the Purchase of any breed on the Livestock Conservancy
Poultry List will be donated to the American Livestock Conservancy.
If you can't have a Rooster, but love the fanciful beauty of a
Yokahama or the stout bearded Favorelle, Please donate to the
Livestock Conservancy directly.
Chickens, Cattle, Bunnies and Horses are just a few of the
in America that need to be preserved. Without our help, These Breeds
may disappear forever.
Past Residents in My Barnyard
Pygmy/TN Feinting/Angora and Pygmy/Cashmere/Fainting
11 baby goats born the week of Christmas. 2 more
installed a wood burning heater in the barn to keep them warm, but
they still like those heat lamps.
The Angora Cross Kids all came
out with a good coat of wool, and it is a good thing, because we
had snow at Christmas and more snow the next week.
Smokey Born June 4, 2011
those Teddy Bear curls!
Roosters, and Ducks, and Goats, Oh My!
Theadore Red Bearon
Registered Colored Angora Sire
His Grandkids carry on his Legacy of a Super Soft Curly Coat