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Golden Penciled Hamburgs
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50 or more How Many
GPHC Males $2.70 $2.45 $2.40 $2.08 $2.00 Sold Out
GPHP Females $4.02 $3.77 $3.68 $3.66 $3.55 Sold Out
GPHS Straight Run $3.24 $2.99 $2.93 $2.88 $2.84 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Continental
Egg Color: white
Egg Size: small
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: excellent
Cold Tolerance: poor
Disposition: good
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: better
Skin Color: white
Feather Color: red
Comb Type: rose
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: medium
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 4 lbs
ALBC Priority: watch
This is an absolutely beautiful variety of the Hamburgs; having finely penciled plumage of black barring on reddish base color, leaden blue shanks and toes, and a neat pointed rose comb. It is a finely built, small, active bird, lays a white egg, and is a non-setter.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
It was a while ago that we ordered these Golden Penciled Hamburgs in NC. But what a personality they have. Can fly like no other chicken I have seen. The hens would fly down from the barn 40 yards away in the morning and at the last second before they would fly into you make a quick turn and land on the ground like nothing happened, what show offs. They are scrappy and bossy, taking no guff off much larger hens.
Hurray for Hamburgs! Excellent little pheasant-like birds! Excellent foragers, lovely personalities!
Our Golden Penciled Hamburg is such a faithful daily layer of almost round, little, pinkish eggs. She is very fast and active, the first out of the coop in the AM and the last into the coop at night. We definitely want to order more Hamburgs for their cute, round eggs. Her good looks are also a nice bonus!
Golden Penciled Hamburgs are ACTIVE little birds. They keep my chickens on there toes, too. She likes to chase my dog around. Thank you, Murray McMurray Hatchery
This is a great small active breed. I keep them in a mixed flock with the heavier Rhode Island Reds. They free range in an area with many predators, and their active nature keeps the Rhode Islands on their toes. I havn't lost one!
Dependable egg layers and good foragers - definately ordering some more.
We have two beautiful Golden Hamburgs. Our young children love to hold them. They are great birds for a small yard. Thanks!