Chickens - Turkeys - Pheasants - Fowl
The selection of poultry raised by Silver Prairie Stock & Poultry Farm / Socrates Petting Zoo are not only of the highest quality, but are raised in an environment that is pivotal to the success of the birds. With top-of-the-line housing, cutting-edge production technologies and an optimal nutrition program, we guarantee nothing but the absolute best genetic foundation stock.
Endangered & Rare Breeds
Silver Prairie Stock & Poultry Farm / Socrates Petting Zoo is proud to work with an assortment of endangered and rare chicken breeds. Each variety is chosen specifically with an intense scrutiny to the preservation of these increasingly rare types.
The Royal Palm turkey is a breed of domestic turkey which was originated from United Kingdom. It is one of the few turkeys which is not primarily raised for meat production. It is best known as an ornamental breed with an unique appearance. The breed is mainly raised as an exhibition bird, and also kept on small farms.
Indian Runners stand erect like penguins and, rather than waddling as typical ducks do, they run. The breed is native to the Indian-sub-continent and was found on the Indonesian islands of Bali, Java and Lombok.
The Toulouse goose is a very old domestic breed. It was developed in Haute Garonne, where the city of Toulouse is the region’s center in south-western France. The name of Toulouse goose has been recorded back as far as 1555. Especially the original grey-colored breed which is a very old one.
The Himalayan Monal, also known as the Impeyan Monal and Impeyan Pheasant, is a pheasant native to Himalayan forests and shrublands at elevations of 2,100–4,500 m. It is the national bird of Nepal, where it is known as the Danphe or Danfe, and state bird of Uttarakhand, India, where it is known as the Moal. It was also the state bird of Himachal Pradesh until 2007.
Guinea Fowl are a group of birds that live in Africa. There are six different species of Guinea Fowl, the White-Breasted, Helmeted, Black, Plumed, Crested, and Vulturine Guinea Fowl. Breeders have domesticated one species, the Helmeted species. Now, these Guinea Fowl can be found living on farms virtually worldwide.
Male peacocks are brightly coloured, with a predominantly blue fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers and are best known for the long train made up of elongated upper-tail covert feathers which bear colourful eyespots. These stiff feathers are raised into a fan and quivered in a display during courtship. Despite the length and size of these covert feathers, peacocks are still capable of flight. Peahens lack the train, and have a greenish lower neck and duller plumage.
Our poultry program is a true pursuit of passion. Each breed and variety was specifically chosen for inclusion at Silver Prairie Stock & Poultry Farm / Socrates Petting Zoo due to our absolute interest in their future conservation.
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