Frisian Gull Assortment
The lucky winner of this auction will receive a mix of 12 unsexed, day-old Frisian Gull chicks. This can be any number or combination of the three color varieties. Known in Germany as Ostfriesische Möwe, East Frisian Gulls are a landrace that evolved as excellent free range birds known for their egg laying ability.There are two stories about how the East Frisian Gull derived its name: The hens share a profile that is uncannily like that of a seagull, and the chicks have the thick down seen on hatchling seagulls.
At any rate, like their seafaring avian counterparts the East Frisian Gulls descend from that coastal region of the same name that encompasses the northern areas of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark that border the North Sea. This rare breed is found in three color varieties: gold, lemon, and silver.
In 2014, Greenfire Farms imported these birds from their native land in both gold and lemon, and this initial breeding group of birds produced the occasional silver chick. In 2015, we imported unrelated birds of the silver variety. So, we are now breeding all three varieties with good genetic diversity in our flocks.
The silver Frisian Gull was one of the very earliest breeds that Greenfire worked to import and it took us over four years to secure any varieties, but we started off with two varieties we had not originally expected to: the gold and lemons. Now, we are pleased to be able to offer the silver variety too. This is the variety that first caused the stir. The contrasting black and white plumage will no doubt make it a favorite!
East Frisian Gull hens lay about 180-200 white eggs each year and usually will not go broody. East Frisian Gulls are exceedingly rare in their native range. A recent census put their total number at about one thousand. They are rarely seen outside the Frisian coastal area; a pity given the striking beauty of both the rooster and hens. But, American hobbyists now have a rare opportunity that poultry hobbyists around the world can only envy: the ability to experience this remarkable breed of chicken in their own backyards.
The pictures on this auction represent the quality of the stock that Greenfire Farms is currently working with. The winning bidder will receive a mix of 12 unsexed, day-old Frisian Gull chicks. This can be any number or combination of the three color varieties. They will be vaccinated for Marek's. They will be shipped within 2 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. Thanks for your interest, and good luck bidding!
Thanks, and good luck!
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