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10 Greenfire Farms Sulmtaler Day-Old Chicks: An Excellent Dual-Purpose Breed!
The lucky winner of this auction will receive 10 or more unsexed day-old Sulmtaler chicks. The chicks you receive may be of the wheaten and/or gold duckwing varieties.
The Sulmtaler is a rare and ancient chicken breed from the Styrian region of Austria. Here, among the forests and vineyards of this remote and fertile province the Sulmtaler grew to be renowned for its round, muscular body and the extraordinary quality of its meat. First described in the 1400s, the Sulmtaler is reputed to be one of the tastiest chickens in the world although it is also well regarded for its egg-laying ability.
Once considered a delicacy in the royal Austrian and French courts, today Sulmtalers remain a favorite for gourmands in Central Europe. The roosters are large and have an incandescently bright metallic sheen to their feathers. The hens have an entirely different pattern that is no less beautiful for its muted cream and russet tones. Both rooster and hen share the delightful feather head crest and the wickel or “S” shaped comb that are the hallmarks of this fascinating and useful breed.
About a century ago a concerted effort was made to standardize the breed and exploit its strengths for agricultural production. The best specimens were gathered from this wine-growing region and the name “Sulmtaler” was given to the chickens produced under this more structured breeding program. The name derives from the remote and isolated Sulm valley in Austria, a fertile place bounded by mountain ranges and inhabited long ago by wandering tribes of prehistoric hunters. By 1915, the breed was well known in the area and admired for its fine qualities. Two world wars followed, and the Sulmtaler was all but lost in the chaos. However, a few dedicated hobbyists kept small Sulmtaler flocks, and the breed was saved.
The pictures on this auction represent the quality of the stock that Greenfire Farms is currently working with. The winning bidder will receive 10 or more unsexed day-old chicks. They will be vaccinated for Marek's. These chicks will be shipped within 3 weeks of the close of this auction. We guarantee live delivery and the health of the chicks for 72 hours after you receive them. The auction winner pays an additional $35 in shipping costs. We do not ship outside the lower 48 states.
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