IMPORTANT ORDERING DETAILS: The FGBU's have a minimum of 15 for ship dates from April 1 to September 30 and 25 from October 1 to March 31. If you are looking for a reduced minimum, pickup orders, or the ability to combine with the other chickens we offer, please order the GBUs. Meyer Hatchery is able to ship the FGBUs to the continental United States and Alaska only and ship weekly on Wednesdays.
Don’t let its small size fool you, this charming breed is one of the most prolific layers of large to x-large brown eggs! Known by many names, such as Golden Comet, ISA Brown, Cinnamon Queen, Red Sex Link, and Red Star, the Golden Buff lays an average of 6+ eggs per week. As a day-old chick, this breed can be identified as either male or female by it its feather coloring (sex-linked). The mature Golden Buff female features muted red feathers with white tail feathers while the males have a mostly white body with buff-colored accents along the hackle and saddle feathers, wings, and tail. Our Golden Buffs include the genetic lines of the Leghorn and Rhode Island Red.
This breed is a hybrid. Hybrids are created by crossing two different parents and will not breed true. Crosses are generally created for vigor and production qualities, but also for desired traits such as egg color or feather patterns.
Average mature weight: roosters 5 to 6 lbs., hens 4 lbs.