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Icelandic Chickens


Fiber   Products

 

                                                                                                                                        photo by Miriam Hall


All the fiber I offer for sale is from my own Icelandic sheep that I care for personally.
I have both roving and yarn available in a variety of natural colors.  The yarn is 2 ply
and handspun by myself.  A photo and information about the individual sheep that
 the particular fiber comes from is available upon request.

Every October I attend the Taos Wool Fest in beautiful northern New Mexico.
This year (2009) I entered a skein of yarn that I handspun from one of my Icelandic 
ewes and was very pleased to receive the grand champion award.


Icelandic Chickens

Íslenska landnámshænan - "Icelandic hen of the settlers."

I maintain a preservation flock of Icelandic chickens consisting of genetics from

four different importations. 

Icelandic chickens were brought to Iceland by the Vikings in the 9th century AD

and were found on most farms for centuries.  In the mid 20th century, with the

addition of commercial breeds, the Icelandic chicken nearly became extinct.

Preservation efforts were begun in the 1970's and there are now a number of

flocks in Iceland preserving this landrace.

Genetically, the Icelandic chicken is significantly different than other modern

breeds of chickens.  A 2004 study of blood samples from Icelandic chickens done

in Britain revealed that 78% of the DNA of Icelandic chickens was unique and not

found in other breeds of chickens.  They have been around for over 1000 years.

If crossed with other breeds, they can not be "upgraded" or ever again be

considered Icelandic.

                 Some of the cocks that I maintain or have used

in my flock                  

                                  

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Hens that are or have been a part of my Icelandic

landrace chicken preservation breeding groups

                         

                             

               

              

              

              

               

               

               

                

Hatching eggs available from early spring to late fall.

Live birds available on the farm. I do not ship live birds.

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                                                                 Hatching eggs: $50/18pack. plus cost of packing and shipping.

                                                                 Chicks: straight run (unsexed) $8 each.

                                                                 Pullets, hens and roosters: starting price $25 each

                                                                 Free rooster with purchase of 3 or more pullets and/or hens.