The Chantecler is a cold resistant, dual purpose bird created for Canada's climate and condition. It comes in a white variety, the original, from Quebec and also Partridge, from Alberta.
We focus on the Partridge variety for its beautiful feathers and increased ability to camouflage and avoid predators.
A large dual purpose duck for meat and eggs. We find then very beautiful, quiet mannered and excellent forgers around the gardens and orchards. A challenging duck to work with genetically due to the presence of a rare dominant gene and the regularly mistaken cross breeding with other ducks sich as the Welsh harlequin
Status: Unknown, very rare
A beautiful heritage variety of turkey. They have only recently made a comeback in North America, despite having an ancient history going back as far as the 1600's
We are working with the standard variety as well as the red and blue color variations
American Geese are a heritage breed of goose and one of the few developed in North America. We have been raising the blue and Lavender varieties
Status: Safe (declining)
An ancient breed of sheep brought to Icelandic by the vikings. These cold Hardy sheep are disease resistant, great mothers and grow quickly on pasture. They also produce a lovely dual type leece valued by handspinners. The combined meat and wool qualities have meant that this sheep, despite its heritage status is not threatened with extinction at this time
A smaller type of pig. The Kunekune came from New Zealand. They have the ability to graze for much of their diet on pasture. They also don't root or damage the ground as often with their upturned snouts. This allows us to bring them right into the fruit and nut orchards so they can clean up the fallen fruits