IMPORTANT ORDERING DETAILS: You now have two options for ordering Golden Buff layer chicks. The GBU's are geared for those customers that want to pick up their orders of chicks or combine them with other layers for a combined shipping rate. If you are looking for larger orders or would like to take advantage of free shipping, please order the Golden Buffs - Ship Free FGBU’s.
Golden Buff Chickens are a leader in the brown egg market and are by far the most popular breed we sell. Golden Buffs are known by many other names, such as Golden Comet, ISA Brown, Cinnamon Queen, Red Sex Link, and Red Star. Our customers favor this breed for its large eggs and quiet temperament. Golden Buffs are a sex-linked hybrid, which means the sex of the day-old baby chicks can be determined by their feather color when they hatch. Our line of Golden Buffs have Rhode Island Red and Leghorn in their heritage. Mature hens have a soft buff-red color and roosters are white with darker wing, neck, and tail feathers.
You can expect 6+ large to x-large brown eggs each week from each of these hens and 395 eggs in the first 72 weeks of life! Golden Buffs mature at around 20 weeks, thrive in a free-range environment, and are cold tolerant.
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 1/2 lbs., hens 4 lbs.