- Brand: Frey's Hatchery
All Poultry orders will be ready for pick-up within 4 weeks of purchase.
This layer is one of the top egg producers of large brown eggs at approximately 250 in its first year, and performs well in all types of conditions. The females are black with a tinge of red on the neck and breast. Female live weight is approximately 4 lbs. at 19 weeks, 5 lbs. at 30 weeks, and 5½+ lbs. at end of lay. Males are a dark barred colour, similar to Barred Rocks, and weigh approximately 1½ lbs. heavier than females. This bird’s black colour tends to absorb light, so we recommend brighter or more intense lighting for top egg production.