A brief overview of the varieties we breed.
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At Sunset Croft our focus is on breeding the best quality Old Fashioned Heavy Breeds. We believe that chickens should not only be productive, but also be great pets, and our breeds have been specifically selected and bred for their temperament, beauty, performance and hardiness, while maintaining their dual purpose qualities. Our breed choices are based on personal preference and those that are the best performers and most likely to be popular with those looking at keeping a few chickens for their backyard or lifestyle block.
Barred Plymouth Rock
The Barred Plymouth Rock is one of the most popular of the dual purpose breeds, favoured for their qualities as a prolific layer of large eggs, their rapid growth, hardiness and tasty meat.
They are easily tamed and their calm temperament makes them great pets. The Barred Rock is a good all-rounder and they are a popular choice for the home flock. Our Barred Rocks are from an excellent laying line.
Rhode Island Red
Rhode Island Reds are one of the most well known breeds and are a popular choice for backyard flocks and are ideal for those starting out with chickens for the first time.
They will produce around 250 eggs per year and are typically docile and friendly natured, making them ideal productive pets. A very hardy, reliable breed.
Gold Laced Wyandotte
Gold Laced Wyandottes are stunningly beautiful birds with their rich golden feathers, each edged with beetle green/black and have a heavy body and rose comb.
They are hardy, very gentle natured and will produce around 250 eggs per year.
At Sunset Croft we breed both the Gold Laced and Silver Laced Wyandotte.