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12 Greenfire Farms Day-Old Izegem Cuckoo Chicks
The lucky winner of this auction will receive 12 or more unsexed day-old Izegem Cuckoo chicks, a thickly muscled rare chicken breed we recently imported from Belgium.
This ultra-rare chicken breed traces its roots to medieval Belgium where it was highly regarded as a delicious table fowl. Izegem is a small city in Northwest Belgium that is not very far from the French border and the English Channel. The breed suffered a catastrophic decline in both world wars in the 20th Century. (Izegem is near some of the famous battles of World War II including the Battle of Dunkirk.) In the 1970s efforts were made to save the breed using remnant flocks of the once-popular birds.
With their rose combs and cuckoo feather pattern American poultry hobbyists inevitably draw parallels between the Izegem Cuckoo and the quintessential American chicken, the Dominique. However, several points of distinction are worth noting, among them that the Izegem pre-dates the formation of our country by at least three centuries. And, in size, an Izegem is to a Dominique as a bodybuilder is to a gymnast. Dominique roosters may weigh 6 lb. and the Izegem rooster may weight almost half again as much, most of it muscle packed on their stocky frames. Izegem have white skin, Dominiques have yellow skin. And, while the combs are similar between the breed, a side-by-side comparison reveals obvious differences in size and shape.
The Izegem is a huge, rare, and beautiful addition to the backyard chicken coop that Belgians have enjoyed for centuries. Now, it’s your turn.
The pictures on this auction represent the quality of the stock that Greenfire Farms is currently working with. The winning bidder will receive 12 or more unsexed day-old chicks. They will be vaccinated for Marek's. These chicks will be shipped within three 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.
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