With Their Black Sheen And Red Fleck In Their Feathers, The Barter Black Brings Some Class To Your Hen House!
The Barter Black is one of our signature breeds that originates from an Australorp and Rhode Island Red cross that is now bred true. This breed is not as large as the pure breds. They are usually black with a lot of red fleck in their feathers around the neck and body. For some of them, the red shines like copper in the sunshine and is really a magnificent sight!
The Barter Black hen is lighter in body weight and will eat less, making her efficient and economical in egg production.
|Makes a great family pet|
|Calm and friendly temperament|
|Nice natured, settled in nature|
|Not at all flighty|
|Live well housed together|
|Lives well with other breeds|
|Often low in the pecking order|
|Great layer (1 egg per day)|
|Large, cream to light brown egg|
|Lays from 19-25 weeks of age for 2-3 years|
|Not known to go broody|
NOTE: Chickens take time to hatch and grow. To make sure we do not have overcrowding or unwanted stock, we hatch according to anticipated demand. For this reason some ages or even breeds may not be available all the time. The available ages are clearly indicated below in the “Choose Your Chickens Age” dropdown box.
DAY OLD TO 14 WEEKS ONLY AS OF THE 15 SEP 2023