Preservation & Breeding for Excellence

Rare heritage breeds of livestock embody valuable genetic resources that can only be preserved through the continued stewardship of their kinds. We have a passion for preserving these living pieces of history.

In an era when it has become common practice for farms to rely completely on industrialized systems to supply livestock, we are striving to maintain small healthy breeding populations of a few rare breeds to keep them available as a resource for farmers and homesteaders. Breeding on the farm presents its own set of challenges that contribute to our production costs. However, we feel the effort is worthwhile so that these breeds can continue to exist and so that our animals can meet the highest level of quality. Every breed that we produce are used in production on our farm, and are not merely bred to produce animals for sale.

Animals from our farm can be seen at living history museums including the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, the Frontier Culture Museum and the Yorktown Victory Center.

Brown Swiss Cattle For Sale:

None at this time.

Standard Bronze Turkeys:

(For information about purchasing Thanksgiving turkeys, please click here.)  If you are interested in purchasing live turkeys for breeding stock or pets, we usually have some available in the Fall.  Mature turkeys are $100 each for toms and hens.  Poults are occasionally available in limited quantity in the Spring for $12 each, straight run.  Started poults are priced according to age.  All birds must be picked up on the farm.  We do not ship birds.  Contact us for availability.

Cotton Patch Geese:

Sold out for 2017.

Goslings are available each Spring.  They are $50 each and sold in male/female pairs or trios of one male and two females.  We match unrelated pairs that can be raised for breeding.  Mature breeding pairs are occasionally available and are $250 each.  All birds must be picked up on the farm.  We do not ship birds.  Due to the high demand for goslings, they are sold by paid reservation only.  Contact us to reserve goslings for spring 2017.

Red Dorking Chickens:

Sold out for 2017.

Red Dorking chicks are available each spring. All birds must be picked up on the farm.  We do not ship birds or hatching eggs.  Contact us to reserve chicks.

Day old chicks:

  • 6-10 chicks: $8 each (straight run only, and 6 chick minimum required)
  • 11-20 chicks: $7 each (straight run only)
  • 21+ chicks: $6.50 each (straight run only)

Started birds are priced according to age. Sexed birds are available starting at 8 weeks of age and are $12 each. Limited availability.

Hog Island Sheep:

Registered ewe lambs and ram lambs are available after weaning each summer and are $200 each.  Registered proven ewes and rams are occasionally available for $250 each.

 

We are a member of The Livestock Conservancy, the pioneer, non-profit organization in the U.S. organization working to conserve historic breeds and genetic diversity in livestock.