Want The Look Of A Patchwork Quilt That Your Friends Will Talk About? Well, This Heinz 57 Variety Can't Be Beaten!
While the purebred hen has made its mark in the commercial poultry industry, one of the greatest assets lies in the crossing of these lines. The egg laying ability and persistency of the finest breed laying hens have been enhanced with the crossing of a cross rooster using specially selected lines of our breeds, The result is a super egg layer without the broodiness!
The Barter Cross or the more aptly named Heinz 57’s add a new line to Barters and Sons are a delightful and absolutely stunning colour mix. Produced by crossing hens and roosters in an environment where they take colours and breeds from various lines of breeds to produce a magnificent array of varied colourful chicks, with no 2 being the same! Each chicken has at least 2 colours in their feathers and everyone has different markings, so it will be easy to tell who is who in the hen house!
You will absolutely love our Heinz 57's!
|Makes a great family pet|
|Calm and friendly temperament|
|Settled in nature|
|Live well housed together|
|Lives well with other breeds|
|Often low in the pecking order|
|Great layer (1 egg per day)|
|Medium to large, cream to light brown egg|
|Lays from 21-28 weeks of age for 5-6 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.