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February 2016 Newsletter
Monday, February 1, 2016
Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers
Greenfire is known for it's most popular original import: the Swedish Flower Hen. Well, now we have added another flowery breed to the lineup: the 55 Flowery Hen. This is a remarkable but little-known Swedish breed created by Martin Silverudd in, yes, 1955. The complex color pattern in the hens' feathers look strikingly different from the mostly-white roosters. They are auto-sexing birds that allow you to easily sex the chicks visually the day they hatch. They produce tons of white eggs and are an excellent choice for people looking for a more robust, cold-hardy breed. We will soon begin taking deposits for this breed and are anticipating a June 2016 official release, so stay tuned!
Backyard Poultry Magazine
Paul has a great Cream Legbar feature published in the February/March 2016 issue of Backyard Poultry Magazine! The article profiles the breed and fleshes out the history of its development in fine detail. Here at Greenfire, we have been convinced of the major importance of the Cream Legbar since we first imported them. Combining its rich genetic heritage with its unique practical and novel characteristics, it's no wonder it has such a strong endorsement in its native country. Since its import, the Legbar has garnered tons of interest and a huge following here, thanks to the support of ardent poultry enthusiasts (like you!). In no time, this breed will be APA recognized and people will hardly remember a time when they weren't a staple breed here in the U.S. It's a great read! You should definitely pick up a copy at your local feed store or book retailer.
Chick Season
Chick season officially begins in February! We have begun to ramp up on shipping and orders are filling up fast. If you are looking to get orders in for this spring, the time to contact us is NOW! From now until May, we will be booked out, esp. on some of our more popular breeds like Legbars, Swedish Flowers, and Bielefelders. If you're looking to get started in any of these, or if you're just growing your flock this spring, don't wait! Contact us today to let us know what chicks we can send your way!
As always, thank you for reading!