New Hampshire Reds Large Fowl
Large Fowl is what I specialise in. Stock will be available from May 2018. Price £2.00 per week of age. Meaning a 10 week old bird will cost £20.00. We entered our breeding stock cockerel in Southport and Ormskirk poultry show on 17/02/2018. He was in the Any Variety Soft Feather Large Fowl Male Class. He came 1st out of 4 entries. (Photo to follow).
The New Hampshire Reds directly derived from the Rhode Island Red. Using selective breeding, farmers in New Hampshire wanted to create an improvement and rival to the Rhode Island Red. They produced an earlier maturing, quick feathering plumper bird. Although by the time the New Hampshire Red breed was standardized in 1935 the Rhode Island Red breed was too well established to become popular as an improvement.
About New Hampshire Reds
New Hampshire Reds are classed as large soft feather and form a great utility bird, laying light brown eggs almost all year round and making a good quality tasty meat bird. probably one of the friendliest breeds of chicken ideal for little and big kids alike, a great gardeners companion.
With their friendly docile nature they make a fine choice for showing and their attractive chestnut/orange feathering shines beautifully.
Due to the popularity of the Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire Reds have unjustifiably been overlooked, in our opinion they are far better natured and better layers than almost all pure breeds of chicken.