Coloured Hybrids

Outdoor hybrids are based on combinations of some of the best traditional breeds.

This crossing provides healthy stock well suited for the free range situation and which will produce high egg numbers.The hens are similar to those used in commercial free range units but are reared on our own small farm under our personal supervision.

Dominant Black D-109 ( Black Rock )

Cross between paternal Rhode Island Red stock and Barred Plymouth Rock hens.

  • Characteristics / Breeding Line: Very popular layer with black feathering and a touch of brown. Highly adaptable to all situations

  • Egg Colour: Brown

  • Typical egg numbers produced to 74 weeks: In excess of 310 eggs

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Dominant Blue D-107 ( Bluebelle)

Cross between paternal Blue Plymouth Rock stock with Barred Plymouth Rock hens.

  • Characteristics / Breeding Line: Attractive blue / grey hens. Suitable for free range and garden situations

  • Egg Colour: Dark Brown

  • Typical egg numbers produced to 74 weeks: In excess of 310 eggs

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Dominant Barred D-959. (Maran)

Cross between paternal Barred Plymouth Rock stock and Rhode Island Red hens.

  • Characteristics / Breeding Line: Very popular attractively coloured black / white layer. Suitable for free range and garden situations.

  • Egg Colour: Brown

  • Typical egg numbers produced to 74 weeks: In excess of 310 eggs

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Dominant Black D-149. (Daisybelle)

Cross between Sussex paternal stock and Barred Plymouth Rock hens.

  • Characteristics / Breeding Line: Attractive black feathered hens with a touch of silver. Suitable for small scale and free range production.

  • Egg Colour: Brown

  • Typical egg numbers produced to 74 weeks: About 300 eggs

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Dominant Amber D-843. (Amber)

Cross between paternal Rhode Island White stock and Rhode Island Red hens.

Dominant Amber

  • Characteristics / Breeding Line: Typically white with red speckled feathers. Suitable for small scale and free range production.

  • Egg Colour: Brown

  • Typical egg numbers produced to 74 weeks: About 300 eggs

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Dominant Sussex D-104. (Light Sussex)

Cross between paternal Sussex stock and slow feathering hens

  • Characteristics / Breeding Line: Appearance similar to the Light Sussex breed. Suitable for free range and garden situations

  • Egg Colour: Brown

  • Typical egg numbers produced to 74 weeks: In excess of 300 eggs

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The Supply Chain Development Programme is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). Further information on the programme is available at www.countrysiderural.co.uk