Well that is about to change! Of course we will be hearing peeps in the basement for the first little while.
My husband had asked me what I would like for Christmas. This was my answer. He said get them ordered! (Before he changed his mind!) You know I didn't have to think twice, I was online to McMurray's Hatchery Asap. So 25 and a freebie will be arriving during the week of April 6th.
The Silver Laced is the original Wyandotte and the other varieties were developed from it later with crosses on other breeds. It is an outstanding example of American poultry breeding ingenuity and is one of the most beautiful breeds we offer. It is colorful, hardy, and productive. The broadfeathered, smooth fitting plumage is sharply marked. The general appearance is silvery white and lustrous greenish black as each feather is edged in a contrasting color. The close-fitting rose comb and good body size are valuable assets for winter laying. Cold weather doesn't seem to bother them at all as their hardiness and vigor keep them laying straight through the winter. They lay a nicely shaped, good sized egg, varying from light to rich brown and will set some. This is another excellent variety for exhibition. Baby chicks vary from almost black to light silvery gray and many have contrasting light and dark stripes on the back.
The part in red was obviously very important to me (global warming indeed)!