Buff Orpingtons have been the chicken of choice for a number of years but recently the family farm has expanded the diversity of the flock.

First Guinea fowl were added, then New Hampshire Red and Delaware chickens.

And this year new chickies have come home to roost – Ancona, Ameraucana, Marans – all laying eggs in a beautiful range of sizes and colors including blue.

Yes, blue. Muffy the Ameraucana will lay Easter ready blue eggs.

Great pictures & info on the heritage breeds here, and excellent chicken blogs here and here.