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Pen Rhiw Garn Poultry Supplies


Pure bred chickens do not lay as many eggs as the hybrids. They lay most of their eggs during spring and summer months. Pure bred chickens can produce a range of different colour eggs depending on the breed e.g. dark brown, brown, pink, blue or white eggs.
Pure breds come in all colours, shapes and sizes with plain legs or feathered legs, small or large upright combs, flat squashed combs.

This page shows you a small selection of pure breed large fowl available. The breeds shown in the pictures and described individually are all bred by ourselves on the farm. The other large fowl listed at the bottom of the page are a few of the breeds we stock throughout the year. There are many other breeds also available at different times. The large fowl available for sale will be updated on the for sale page as often as possible. If there is something specific you require please ask.


The main features of the araucanas are the tuft of feathers on their head and their beard. Araucanas are a popular breed as they are good egg layers laying about 100 to 150 eggs a year. They lay light blue eggs with the occasional green egg and start laying at about 5 or 6 months old. Araucanas come in a variety of colours.

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The buff orpingtons large size and soft appearance together with their rich colour and gentle contours make them very attractive, and as such its popularity has grown as a show bird rather than a utility breed. They go broody very often, and make great mothers. Although being rather heavy, they are able to fly small distances but rarely do, so they work well as backyard birds. Due to their build they do well in cold climates. Orpingtons lay about 80 to 120 medium to large light-brown eggs a year. Orpingtons are available in a variety of other colours which we also stock.

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The crested cream legbar is an autosexing chicken. This means that you can tell the sex of the chick at hatch, and they breed true. The crested cream legbar originated as a cross between Brown Leghorns and Barred Rock with some Araucana blood in them. This is reflected in the crest and the blue eggs that they lay. The egg colour is usually blue, though some will give olive eggs. They lay 150+ eggs per year due to their leghorn ancestry.

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The Rhode Island Red is a utility bird raised for their meat and eggs, and also as a show bird. They are a popular choice for backyard flocks because of their egg laying abilities and hardiness. The bird's feathers are rust-coloured often with white streaks, however darker shades are known, including maroon bordering on black. The Rhode Island Reds are friendly chickens with a good nature making them good pets for children. Rhode Island Reds are tough birds, good at foraging and free ranging. They are widely known as good layers through cold periods. Rhode Island Reds are noted for their brown eggs. They can produce up to 280 eggs a year. When free ranged, their first year eggs can be too large to fit comfortably in standard or medium egg cartons. Healthy hens can lay up to 6 to 7 eggs per week depending on their care and treatment. Rhode Island Red hens lay many more eggs than an average hen if provided plenty of quality feed.

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Salmon faverolles are a French breed of chicken. Faverolles are classified as a heavy breed and have a beard, muffs, feathered feet and five toes per foot, rather than the usual four. The plumage of the salmon females is mainly brown and creamy white. The males are darker, with black, brown, and straw-coloured feathers. Faverolles are well adapted both to confinement or free range. Hens are good winter layers of medium-sized, light brown to pinkish eggs. Because of their gentleness and docility Faverolles have become a popular breed of chicken to keep as a pet, especially for children. They are also increasingly popular with people who keep small home flocks, who favour dual purpose breeds which are well suited to both egg and meat production.

All the above breeds are bred by ourselves on the farm and are availabe from day old to point of lay as females, pairs, trios etc.

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Listed below are a small variety of some of the different breeds of large fowl available. These breeds are also available in many different colours.

Polands Silkies Brahmas Cochins Marans
Wyandottes Appenzeller Ancona Leghorn Australorp
Barnevelder Plymouth Rock Leghorn New Hampshire Reds Sussex

Above is just a small selection of the large fowl available. We have a large selection of large fowl in stock and available throughout the year. Please bear in mind that there are hundreds of breeds of large fowl and we cannot have them all in stock at the same time. Prices and availability vary throughout the year depending on age etc. We also have a lot of contacts for different breeds so if we have not got what you want in stock we can possibly source it from a specialist breeder if you should so wish. So please try us for any breed you require. Please contact us by telephone or email for further details.