Brown Marsh Daisy

 

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Brown Marsh Daisy

 

We have 2 Brown Marsh Daisy hens, Aurora and Alice. They lay very pointy little cream eggs. Aurora has been a broody for us (very unusual for the breed), whilst Alice was named for her habit of laying eggs in a hole under the hen house. In fact the Brown Marsh Daisy hens are the biggest offenders for laying in nooks and crannies in the garden. They are nice looking hens and I love the black edging on thier neck feathers. They are also the only breed of hen we have that has a rose comb instead of a single comb.

 

The Marsh Daisy is a British rare breed and you can read more about them on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust website. They were created in the 1880's and started to decline in the 1940's as they couldn't compete with the larger commercial birds. There are 5 different colour varients, Brown, Buff, Wheaten, Black and White, but we only have Brown Marsh Daisy hens.

 

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