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Under The Feather Farm
Specializing in rare, heritage and fancy chicken breeds ideal for the backyard flock

Black Copper Marans / Breda Fowl / Svart Hona / The Barred Blues / Olive Egger
Bantam Barred Rock / Mille Fleur Belgian Bearded d'Uccle / Silver-BBS Silkie / Paint Silkie

BBS* Breda Fowl


I fell in love with Breda Fowl the first time I saw them.  I think it was their elegance and heavily feathered legs along with the very short gel-spiked hairdo instead of a comb that attracted me in the first place but their gentle nature and friendly personalities has put them on my keep list. They are extremely rare in North America having been re-introduced only recently from Holland after a long absence.

Splash hens

They are a medium sized bird and are great layers of white eggs. They have surprised me with their egg laying, I'd consider them one of the best layers that I have.

Breda Fowl are one of the few standard sized chicken breeds that have vulture hocks, the stiff feathers coming from the back of the leg.

Love the lacing on the blues

They stand confinement well and in fact, after a brief foray out they seem to prefer hanging out in the coop on the roosts or sitting in the doorway looking out. They are very easy on the ground and donít dig it up like many other breeds.


Temperament: quiet, docile, gentle
Bird size: Medium
Egg colour: white/off white
Size: large
Price: $14 per chick

NOTE: They are a good mix with any of the bantams because of their gentle personalities.

Young Splash hen

*BBS/Blue colour in chickens: The blue (grey) does not breed true in chickens, so BBS (blue, black, splash) is more accurate name for the colour because blue chickens when bred to each other produce blue, black and splash coloured offspring. Splash is predominantly white with black or grey feathers scattered throughout their body.

Our Flock: We have a Blue rooster over Blue, Black and Splash hens, so the chicks can be any of these colours.

This is the Blue colour chart:
Black x Black = 100% Black
Black x Blue = 50% Black, 50% Blue
Black x Splash = 100% Blue
Blue x Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
Blue x Splash = 50% Splash, 50% Blue

Ordering Information

How to order: Read the information on our Order page for more information and details then send us an email to lisa@underthefeather.com with your order including breed, number of chicks/eggs, preferred receiving date, your address (or nearest airport if we're flying them to you) and any questions. We'll send you back answers and the total cost.



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