Different Varieties - Gold and Silver
Gold variety (GFF): This is the dominant line and what our hens consist of.
Silver variety (SFF) : This line came from recessive colorations and is much rarer. Our Rooster is a Silver Variant.
Crossing a GFF Roo to a SFF hen guarantees a GFF offspring. FiftyFive Flowers are 100% auto-sexing, even with crosses and a go-to bird if you are looking for autosexing any offspring. Initially, FF was only in gold, but because it would be interesting as a line of lines, a silver variant was released in 1960. This is the most common today.
FF has been the parent line in a crossing with RIR to produce a brown-crossing rubin called Rubin 88. Other breeds have also been used as crossing partners to bring out a good well-being, some who tested Minorca, Sussex and Plymouth rock but Rhode Island Red, (RIR) was the best.
Mareks Disease Resistant
Layers of HUGE white eggs - comparable in size to duck eggs.
No known issues at this time.