Breed: Russian Orloff
Origin: Persia, 17th Century
Egg Colour: Light Brown
Egg Size: M
Comb Type: Cushion/Strawberry
First appearing in Persia, Russian Orloff chickens were spread across Europe in the 17th century. The breed itself is named after Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov, a Russian count, who played a large role in promoting the breed across Europe. Hens lay around 100 light brown eggs a year. Orloffs are a super hardy winter breed – with their muffs, beards, and cushion combs, Orloffs are well prepared for our Albertan Winters.
- Chicks are ready at the end of each month. For example, if you select “May” as your month, your chicks will be ready for pick-up by the end of May.
- Unsexed (“straight run”) chicks have not been sexed. In our experience, we have found the 50-50% rule to hold true in large groups. Please note: if you order a few chicks (less than 25 of one breed, for example), the chances of even ratios of male to female increase. Unsexed chicks are $15ea.
- Sexed (female or male) chicks are only possible with our auto-sexing breeds. This means that males and females have different colours/markings when they hatch. We have found this to be extremely reliable, but cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. Female chicks (pullets) are $25ea and male chicks (cockerels) are $5ea.
In the case that a chick is not available at hatch, you will have the option of 1) Choosing a substitute, or 2) Choosing a later hatch date.