Are there bantam breeds included in this package?
No bantams will be included in the Ornamental Layer Collection.
Does ornamental lay blue eggs?
The ornamental package is an assortment of different breeds out of the rare/unusual varieties. We hatch 1 breed that can lay blue or green eggs (Ameraucanas). It is a possibility you can get some of these chicks in this group, but not guaranteed.
can I order less than 15, or mix with other breeds? olcp special
The assortment packages are sold in groups of either 15 or 25.
What breeds are the ornamental chicks chosen from?
They would be chosen from the Rarest of Rare Assortment and Top Hat Assortment breeds.
When will you have this available again?
The Ornamental layer collection will be available from Feb-June
Ornamental layersI ordered this assortment several years ago and I really enjoyed it! I was a little disappointed that somehow I didn't get a top-hatter, but I did get a few white cochins, a salmon faverolle, a couple of dominiques, several gold-penciled hamburgs (they were my favorite), a lakenvelder, several fayoumis, and I forget what else, but if you want a beautiful assortment of fancy chickens, this is it! I hate the idea of ordering fancies straight-run because by the law of averages half will be cockerels and in most cases they aren't much good for anything (and fight when they get older if you don't get rid of them), and ordering pullets of these breeds is expensive.
Ornamental LayersI was really excited when I got my babies in March, now not happy at all. All of the 15 chickens are game birds, and four are roosters. So much for sexing. The one rooster that I ordered, the Golden Phoenix died, not sure why. I will not be purchasing any more birds.