We will have Erminette chicks for sale in the Spring of 2019. We are proud to make these available, so that anyone can enjoy these fine birds. At the same time, we are looking for serious breeders wishing to participate in the restoration of this rare bird.
These will be strong, healthy chicks hatched from productive parents selected for the Erminette size and type. The Erminettes on Smoky Buttes Ranch are bred for the unique Erminette coloration. We are very fortunate that the previous breeders of these birds held that production characteristics were also important. These Erminettes are among the most productive Heritage birds around. You can expect the best pullets to top 240 eggs laid in their first year, with strong production through their second. The males will finish out and be ready for the table, in 16 weeks. They will perform equally well in a commercial pastured egg operation or a backyard flock. Erminettes are incredibly rare and these are big, uniquely colored specimens not to be found elsewhere. They will be NPIP and AI tested – #KS445.
We will ship chicks via the United States Postal Service. On-farm pickup is also available. The minimum order for shipped chicks will be 15. We can handle orders of up to 100 Erminette chicks in a single hatch. The price is $10.00 each, plus shipping. Full payment will be expected with the order.
Small Quantity Multiple Breed Order
We are capable of shipping chick orders with more than one breed of chicks, depending on availability. You will still need to order a minimum of 15 chicks. When ordering less than 15 of any one breed, each chick will be $10.
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We will have started Erminette pullets available for on-farm pickup beginning in May. These will be 16 week old pullets hatched from the same stock described above. There will be no minimum order for started pullets. The price is $20.00 each.
The first Erminettes were shown in December 1874, in Bristol, Connecticut, by John Sutliffe.