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Searching for that would provide color varieties in my egg carton led me to the . Heritage breeds were the way to go for our homestead and you cannot get a more classic looking rooster than the .

The hens we have tend to be more skittish and less social but we are getting eggs almost daily with a great orangey-yellow yolk. It is worth mentioning that the pullets look like a little chipmunk as chicks and so telling the difference between the pullets and cockerels can be done at a young age. The rooster is colorful and grows to an impressive size. Our Hercules is a handsome one with a loud crowing to call those girls in and warn of predators.

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