Marsh Daisy

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Marsh Daisy

The Marsh Daisy breed was purportedly first bred around the turn of the 20th century in Lancashire a cross between numerous breeds including Hamburgs and Leghorns, and became a proper defined breed in 1913. Fifty years later later they were believed to be extinct. However a small flock was found in Somerset in the 1970s and it is now listed as an Endangered species by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, in fact such is the rarity of the breed as a whole it is unlikely that you will come across any colour other than wheaten or brown. Most interestingly the RBST states that the white Marsh Daisy may be extinct. Marsh Daisy have distinctive large rose combs with a leader that follows the head, the ear lobes are sometimes seen as being a combination of red and white. Slow to mature and with a tendency towards flightiness, the breeds general hardiness, reasonable egg-laying ability. So it is with great pride that here again in Somerset we can offer you the opportunity to purchase these birds to ensure the future well-being of a very rare breed of poultry. Our White Marsh Daisy must be among one of the few flocks left in the country and so we hope that you will join us in our quest to preserve this wonderful breed.

We have White Marsh Daisy’s and Gold Splash Marsh Daisy’s (choose the Gold option for Gold Splash)

Prices from £25.00

Breed Characteristics:

Key:  1 = low,   5 = high

  • Class:  Large Fowl
  • Purpose:  Dual
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