Egg & Chick Sales
Allan Carruthers is a speciality breeder with nearly 3 decades of experience in the industry.
Contact Allan at 780-216-1005 for information on sales or to put in an order.
The Silkie (also known as the Silky or Chinese silk chicken) is named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk and satin. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin 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-- which is why Allan started breeding them (they are used in the ranch's animal-assisted therapy program). The hens are also exceptionally broody and care for young well. Though they are fair layers themselves, laying only about three eggs a week, they are commonly used to hatch eggs from other breeds and bird species due to their broody nature.
A breed of African birds some place in the pheasant category, is widely domesticated for its flesh and as a “watchdog” on farms (it gabbles loudly at the least alarm). It presents with a long-neck, with a hackle of long lance-shaped feathers striped black, white, and blue; red eyes; and a vulturelike bare blue head. Guineafowl meat is drier and leaner than chicken and has a gamey flavour. It has marginally more protein than chicken or turkey, roughly half the fat of chicken. Their eggs are substantially richer than those of chickens.
Blue Laced Wyandotte
The Wyandotte is an American breed of chicken developed in the 1870s. It was named for the indigenous Wyandot people of North America. The Wyandotte is a dual-purpose breed, kept for its brown eggs and its yellow-skinned meat. It is a popular show bird, and has many colour variants. It was originally known as the American Sebright