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Under The Feather Farm
Specializing in rare, heritage and fancy chicken breeds ideal for the backyard flock

Breda Fowl / Black Copper Marans / Swedish Flower // Mille Fleur d'Uccle / Paint Silkie

BBS* Breda Fowl

2017 parent stock


I fell in love with Breda Fowl the first time I saw them.  I think it was their elegance and heavily feathered legs along with the very short gel-spiked hairdo instead of a comb that attracted me in the first place but their gentle nature and friendly personalities has put them on my keep list. They are extremely rare in North America having been re-introduced only recently from Holland after a long absence.

2018 breeding stock, still young

They are a medium sized bird and are good layers of white eggs. They have surprised me with their egg laying, I'd consider them one of the best layers that I have.

Breda Fowl are one of the few standard sized chicken breeds that have vulture hocks, the stiff feathers coming from the back of the leg.

Love the lacing on the blues

They stand confinement well and in fact, after a brief foray out in the morning they seem to prefer hanging out in the shed on the roosts or sitting in the doorway looking out. They are very easy on the ground and don’t dig it up like many other breeds.


Temperament: quiet, docile, gentle
Bird size: Medium
Egg colour: white/tinted
Size: large
Price: $12 per chick $6 eggs

NOTE: They do best with other gentle and smaller breeds like the Mille Fleur d’Uccles and Paint Silkies.

Splash hen

*BBS/Blue colour in chickens: The blue (grey) does not breed true in chickens, so BBS (blue, black, splash) is more accurate name for the colour because blue chickens when bred to each other produce blue, black and splash coloured offspring. Splash is predominantly white with black or grey feathers scattered throughout their body.

Our Flock: We have black and blue roosters over blue, black and splash hens, so you will get all three colours in your order.

This is the Blue colour chart:
Black x Black = 100% Black
Black x Blue = 50% Black, 50% Blue
Black x Splash = 100% Blue
Blue x Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
Blue x Splash = 50% Splash, 50% Blue

Ordering Information

How to order: Read the information on our Order page for more information and details then send us an email to lisa@underthefeather.com with your order including breed, number of chicks/eggs, preferred receiving date, your address (or nearest airport if we're flying them to you) and any questions. We'll send you back answers and the total cost.



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