The Black Rock Hatchery is home to the genuine Muirfield Black Rock chicken bred from parent birds, who are also bred entirely on the farm.
The Muirfield Black Rock is a sex-linked chicken, which means the boys and girls are obvious as they hatch from their feathers.
The silver gene comes from the Barred Rock parent stock.
We are also developing the following breeding flocks
- Muirfield Brown which will also be sex linked
- Light Sussex from one of the most respected and oldest utility pure breeds lines in the country, we are honoured to have been chosen to be part of this outreach breeding programme
- White Sussex, from the same source.
- Muirfield Silver : which will be the result of crossing the Light Sussex cockerels onto the Barred Rock hens, and will be sex linked
- Muirfield Roasters : which will be the result of crossing the Light Sussex cockerels onto the Rhode Island Hens. Both the girls and boys make great eating.