Our Chicken breeds and other birds
Leddy's Homestead is home to over 20 chicken breeds and other birds such as quail and ducks. Learn more about them and stop by their enclosure during a visit to meet them in person!
Large light brown eggs
The Orpington is a British / American breed. It was bred in the late nineteenth century by William Cook of Orpington. It is used as a dual-purpose breed, used for eggs and meat.Their calm temperament make them a favorite in the chicken community.
*pictured are a flock of lemon cuckoo orpingtons
Large white eggs
Sicilian Buttercup is an old heritage breed from the hails of Sicily. The Buttercup fell into near obscurity and was saved by a handful of committed breeders. Even today buttercups remain rare! Their double crown shaped comb gives these birds the interesting look of royalty.
*pictured is a buttercup hen
Small cream eggs
The Silkie is a chicken named for its atypical fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin, blue earlopes and 5 toes, whereas most chicken breeds only have 4.
*pictured is a buff silkie hen with her 3 chicks
Medium light brown
Turken "Naked Neck"
The Naked Neck is a breed of chicken that is naturally devoid of feathers on its neck and vent. The breed is also called the Transylvanian Naked Neck, as well as the Turken. Originally from Transylvania and was largely developed in Germany.
*pictured is Stevie Wonder a calico frizzled turken rooster
Large light brown/pinkish eggs
The Faverolles is one of our favorite chicken breeds. They're gorgeous and wonderfully odd-looking, with muffs, a beard, feathered legs and five toes. Salmon is the most commonly available variety of Faverolles.
*pictured is Steve Wonder, a frizzle polish rooster
Large cream eggs
Meet the grandparents of all chickens! The Poor Malay has a bad reputation, as the roosters can be very aggressive. With up to 36 inches one of the tallest chickens. And a bit scary looking - long legs, muscular bodies, tight short feathers and upward slanted eyes.
*pictured is a Maylay roo with one of his hens
Medium white eggs
The Polish or Poland is a European breed of crested chickens known for its remarkable crest of feathers. The oldest accounts of these birds come from The Netherlands; their exact origins are unknown, however. In addition to combs, they are adorned with large crests that nearly cover the entirety of the head.
*pictured is Einstein
Tiny speckled eggs
There are several varieties of quail available, but cortnix quail are the most popular choice. The most common reasonfor keeping them is for eggs. Quail eggs are said to improve vision, enhances good memory and brain activity, slows down aging of organs, improves skin complexion, to mention a few.
*pictured is a flock of quail hens