ROBERTS FARM: Mallards, Dominiques, Geese, Seramas, Turkeys, and Peafowl
Text: (936) 652-1940 Robert's Farm - What's Available
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PeafowlChicksStraight-RunWhite, Pied, and BlueJun 23, 20171140.003$ 40.50
PeafowlChicksStraight-RunWhite, Pied, and BlueJun 17, 2017440.009$ 41.50
Black StarsLayerPulletsBest Egg LayerMay 23, 2017204.004.9 wks$ 7.50
Easter EggersLayerStraight-RunGreen Egg LayerMay 19, 201773.505.4 wks$ 7.50
BronzeTurkeyStraight-RunHeritage BronzeApr 30, 20171311.008.1 wks$ 21.00
Royal PalmTurkeyStraight-RunWhite w/ Black StripesApr 30, 20171212.008.1 wks$ 22.00
Black StarsLayerPulletsBest Egg LayerApr 18, 201723.509.9 wks$ 10.75
Marans StarLayerPulletsDarker Brown Egg LayerMar 13, 201783.5015.0 wks$ 14.75
Marans StarLayerPulletsDarker Brown Egg LayerFeb 15, 201753.5018.7 wks$ 17.50
Discount with the purchase of 10+.

What's In the Incubator
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2017090Jun 28 2017  Peafowl70-0 Jul 23 Jul 26------ $40.00- -29--Roberts
2017089Jun 22 2017  Guineas90-0 Jul 15 Jul 18------ $4.50- -21--Roberts
2017088Jun 20 2017  Peafowl100-0 Jul 15 Jul 18------ $40.00- -21--Roberts
2017087Jun 14 2017  Guineas88100% 0 Jul 07 Jul 10------ $4.50- -13--Roberts
2017086Jun 12 2017  Peafowl99100% 0 Jul 07 Jul 10------ $40.00- -13--Roberts
2017085Jun 03 2017  Peafowl1212100% 3 Jun 28 Jul 01------ $40.00- -4--Roberts
2017084May 27 2017  Peafowl131292.3% 0 Jun 21 Jun 2412100% 1000 $40.00 $1.00 211 $40.00Roberts
2017081May 20 2017  Peafowl10990% 0 Jun 14 Jun 179100% 0401 $40.00 $1.00 94 $41.00Roberts
2017079May 12 2017  Peafowl10990% 2 Jun 06 Jun 09777.8% 2050 $40.00 $1.00 170 $42.00Roberts

2017 Hatchlings: 2,074
Eggs Incubating: 48

Black Star Pullets
Number Hatched: 1294

A Black Star hen is a hybrid layer cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Dominique hen. This genetic cross results in vigorous offspring that are healthier and lay more eggs using less feed than their purebred counterparts. Sex-links are very productive layers during their first two years with a significant drop-off their third year and a dramatic drop-off in subsequent years. Although sex-links are perfectly capable of laying fertile eggs and producing vigorous chicks, they do not breed true... We chose this hybrid specifically because it is smaller than most hybrid layers, more efficient at feed:egg conversion, and is partially capable of avoiding East Texas predators.

Brabanters
Number Hatched: 61

Brabanters either originated in the Netherlands or the Southeast Districts of Belgium. All indications are that this is a very ancient breed. Paintings from the 16th and 17th Centuries show fowl that look like this breed. The most recognizable characteristics of this breed are the flat-sided, upright crest with front feathers bent a little forward and their well-developed muffs and beard which form three lobes that cover the cheek and chin. All of the plumage of Cream Brabanters is cream with each feather ending with a half-moon black spangle; however, the tail may be entirely black. All of the hard, tight plumage of Gold Brabanters is gold with each feather ending with a half-moon black spangle; however, the tail may be entirely black.

Brown Chinese Geese
Number Hatched: 171

Brown Chinese geese are among the most beautiful and graceful of geese. We originally acquired our geese as watchdogs to ward off raccoon and other nuisance animals in our country pens, and they have fulfilled that assignment admirably. They are quit noisy and protective birds. Surprisingly, they are also friendly towards humans despite their threatening gestures and vocalizations. Hatching Brown Chinese geese is much more difficult than chickens although both goose and gander make excellent and caring parents. Like all waterfowl, Chinese geese enjoy swimming and bathing in ponds although they do well without a large body of water.

Cochin Bantams
Number Hatched: 251

The most distinctive feature of the Cochin is the excessive plumage that covers leg and foot. The skin beneath the feathers is yellow and the egg color is light brown. Eggs are also medium in size. Standard weight is 11 lb for a cockand 9 lb for a hen. Our color varieties include buff and black. Cochins are well known as good mothers, even as foster mothers for other breeds, and they can lay many eggs, but usually not for extended periods of time. Cochins are also known to be good pet hens for the garden, as they are tame and regarded as one of the most 'friendly' chicken breeds. Cochins are rather quiet chickens, and tend to be quite calm as well.

Cream Legbars
Number Hatched: 18

Cream Legbar hens are of medium size, active foragers, and free range well. The hens rarely go broody and annually lay about 260 large, spherical, sky-blue to light green eggs. Cream Legbars were imported from Britain in 2010 by Greenfire Farms. They are an auto-sexing chicken breed – males and females can be separated at hatch. Day old male chicks can be distinguished from day old female chicks by the down color and the pattern. Female Legbar chicks have a broad dark brown, clearly defined stripe extending over the head, neck and rump and a clear eye barring. A light head spot should be visible but is usually small. The male Legbar chicks in contrast have a much paler down shade and the pattern is blurred and washed out from head to rump.

Domestic Mallard Ducks
Number Hatched: 501

Domesticated mallards retain many of their wild instincts and are fully capable of flight. While less friendly than their barnyard cousins, mallards are suited for survival on farm ponds and other unprotected areas. Domesticated mallards will generally stay on the pond where they were raised as long as adequate food and mates are readily available. The Mallard drake is one of the most beautiful of all waterfowl with his iridescent green head, white neck collar, chestnut breast, silver underbody, and blue wing speculum. The females are much more muted in color, are excellent layers, and make good mothers in protected areas.

Dominique Laying Pullets
Number Hatched: 242

The Dominique, also known as Dominicker or Pilgrim Fowl, originated in the United States during the colonial period and is considered America's oldest breed of chicken. By the 19th century, they were widely popular and were raised in many parts of the country. They weigh 6 to 8 pounds at maturity. In earlier times, their feathers were much sought after as stuffing for pillows and mattresses. They were added to our flock in 2014 as we sought a small hen that would do well at free ranging, resist predation by wild animals, and remain productive for several year.

Easter Eggers
Number Hatched: 344

Easter Eggers are not a breed per se, but a variety of chicken that does not conform to any breed standard but lays large to extra large eggs that vary in shade from blue to green to olive to aqua and sometimes even pinkish. Easter Eggers vary widely in color and conformation, and are exceptionally friendly and hardy. Since they are usually quite friendly to children and humans in general, they are a great choice for a family flock. Our flock was originally obtained from Ideal Poultry with the best of the best retained for breeding. While not a true breed, our Easter Eggers retain the characterisitcs of their parent stock.

Guinea Fowl
Number Hatched: 452

Guineas, which are known as keets, are very active and easy to raise. After about 4 weeks of age, they require very little attention and will take care of themselves by hustling for their food. Some of the benefits of having a farm flock of guineas are as follows: very fine "watch dogs", keep snakes away from the farm and consume grasshoppers, ticks (including those which carry Lyme Disease) and other insects. Guineas are strange birds with a strange personality who seem to have a mind and a will of their own... Do not expect guineas to behave like chickens although many people report that they do well with chickens and sleep nightly in a coop.

Heritage Bronze Turkeys
Number Hatched: 417

Heritage Bronze turkeys look like what people think a turkey ought to look like. They are the largest among the heritage breed, are naturally reproducing, and are extremely social animals. Hens will begin laying in March of each year and continue to lay until mid-July. Hens are extremely broody though they are not necessarily good mothers. A Tom’s plumage and strutting is an impressive sight and they are not know to be overly aggressive. A young, roasted Heritage Bronze turkey is moist and very tasty. A Heritage Bronze makes an excellent addition to any barnyard flock.

India Blue Peafowl
Number Hatched: 84

The Indian Blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is a large and brightly colored bird of the pheasant family native to South Asia. The male peacock is predominantly blue and is best known for the long train made up of elongated tail covert feathers which bear colorful eyespots. The female lacks the train, has a greenish lower neck and a duller brown plumage. Through domesticated breeding programs, numerous variations in color and patterns have evolved from the wild blue type. Unlike traditional barn-yard poultry, peafowl mature slowly and require greater care when young. They are excellent flyers and do well within confined pens as well as free ranges.

Japanese Bantam
Number Hatched: 44

Developed in Japan as early as the 7th Century probably from Indo-Chinese stock, the Japanese or Chabo Bantam was first introduced to Europe as early as the sixteenth century. It has very short, clean yellow legs and the long tail is carried high and points well forward. This is normally described as being squirrel-tailed and is a disqualification in most breeds. The body is almost U-shaped as a result with the wings held so low that the tips actually touch the ground. They have an evenly serrated single comb which in the male tends to be rather large, and the face and ear lobes are bright red. They have a rather waddling gait due to their short legs and broad build.

Mille Fleur Belgian d'Uccle
Number Hatched: 25

Belgian Bearded d’Uccles have both beards as well as feathers on their legs. The color Mille Fleur is French for "thousand flowers." The name seems to describe the hundreds of white dots or spangles, they have on each feather. Mille Fleur d’Uccles are showy birds, with rich reddish brown back feathers paired with bay colored breasts and glossy black tails. They are often referred to Mille Fleurs or Millie Fleurs. DUccles have a single comb and lay small white eggs. Because of their friendly and calm nature, they are excellent pets and show birds.

Red Golden Pheasant
Number Hatched: 6

The Golden Pheasant is one of the most popular of all pheasant species kept in captivity. It is very beautiful, hardy, easy to keep and great for beginners. The Golden has been kept in captivity since as early as 1740 and perhaps was the first type of pheasant brought to North America. There is evidence that George Washington may have kept them at Mt. Vernon! This species readily breeds in captivity. The hen will begin to lay her clutch of 8 to 12 eggs in April. Incubation lasts about 22 to 23 days. The chicks are very easy to raise, and are often used to "teach" rarer species to eat.

Royal Palm Turkey
Number Hatched: 85

Royal Palm Turkeys are a strikingly attractive small-sized turkey variety. They are the only variety to be bred as an ornamental variety rather than for growth rate and muscling. They are white with a sharply contrasting, metallic black edging on the feathers. The saddle is black and the tail is pure white, with each feather having a band of black and an edge of white. They are active, thrifty, excellent foragers and good flyers. Standard weights at maturity are males- 22 lbs. and hens-12 lbs.

Tinks Bantams
Number Hatched: 236

Tinks bantams are small bantams created using Serema, Nankin, and Old English bantams. Although not a recognized breed, they breed true as to size and form; however, their coloring will vary from chick-to-chick with their adult coloring not being revealed until they are fully feathered. Males are brightly colored with the body color ranging from gold, to wheaton, to black, to calico. Female coloring is generally muted ranging from light brown to a subdued calico. Females lay a fair number of light cream-to-white eggs, frequent brooders, and excellent mothers. Although small in stature, these birds are proud and bold having no problem standing toe-to-toe with their large fowl cousins. Our Tinks bantams free range near the house and are considered beautiful yard art.



ROBERTS FARM
Calvin & Cindy Roberts

488 County Road 335
San Augustine, Texas 75972
(936) 652-1940

 
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