the lemon sablepoots.


Well, can't believe I'm doing this after all the time, money, and effort I've put into the lemons, but these flocks are up for sale. We've had a few too many human health issues recently, and at the moment, family has to come before birds. So I need to downsize by a breed.  So here's the scoop:

Two breeding flocks for sale
Local pickup in Raleigh NC ONLY

I will consider selling pairs, but will not sell girls until boys have gone to good breeding homes. A pair would be $600.

1 Lemon Mille fleur sablepoot rooster (Smooth Operator)
2 Lemon Mille Fleur sablepoot hens (will produce lemon mille fleur chicks)
1 blue mille fleur sablepoot hen (will produce mille fleur and blue mille fleur chicks that carry one copy of lemon)
*All hatched in August/September 2021
*Blue mille hen is laying, lemons will begin laying soon

1 Lemon Mille Fleur sablepoot rooster (Silly Putty)
1 mille fleur sablepoot hen (carries lemon, will produce lemon mille fleur chicks and mille fleur chicks that carry lemon)
1 blue mille fleur sablepoot hen (carries lemon, will produce lemon mille fleur, blue lemon mille fleur, mille fleur that carries lemon, and blue mille fleur that carries lemon chicks)
*Rooster hatched in August 2021
*Hens hatched in July 2022 and are laying

Things you need to know:
*Extremely popular, people are waiting in lists to get babies and eggs. I have many who would pay $150 for a dozen eggs if I had them right now, so one season would more than pay for the flock prices.
*There are very few of these available in the US. Mine have been outbred to three separate d'Uccle lines, then bred back to produce sablepoots with stronger genetics. All are true sablepoots (booted bantams).
*Lemon hens with two copies of the lemon gene start laying the second season, not the first. These girls are in their prime and should begin laying any day. The hens that only carry one copy of lemon start laying at about five months and are laying now.
*Do not buy these if you are not prepared to vaccinate correctly as they come out of the incubator for Mareks. They are a recently imported European breed and have zero tolerance for US Mareks. I've met several breeders who have lost all their birds. I vaccinate, isolate for three weeks, and have had no issues.

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What is a sablepoot? It is a bantam breed similar to Belgian booted bantams here in the US. Lemon sablepoots were imported in 2019 (from England), and we were thrilled to get a pair! Sablepoot - a European name for booted bantams, refers to the feathered hocks (boots). Lemon refers to the color, a mille fleur base with a recessive modifier gene (Ig) that changes the buff color to lemon/citron, also called cream mille fleur by some. Sablepoots are actually a Dutch breed, separate from the Belgian booted breeds. They stand a bit taller than the Belgians, with longer necks and tails.

We are working hard to diversify the genetics with our mille fleur, golden neck, and blue mille fleur d'Uccles! We formed three breeding flocks of splits in 2020 and hatched our first lemon babies in 2021!  We have two lovely little breeding flocks now for spring with 2 lemon sablepoots, a blue mille fleur sablepoot split to lemon, a mille fleur sablepoot split to lemon, and two lemon sablepoot boys. 
Note: these girls lay LATE. As in second season late. I'm working on a few different approaches to this problem, but before you get involved in these gorgeous birds, this is something you should be aware of.

Beautiful Honey, an ethereal cream mottled girl (lemon golden neck)
Not for sale

Sweet Klucky

Stunning Klucky strikes the best poses to show off her stellar color.

Darling Taz gets along with everyone and has an insatiable desire to explore.

Blue mille fleur

Silly Putty is a handsome personable fellow with amazing spangles.

Putty is a sweet lap boy who is always looking for love 💕

Smooth Operator is a lovely light lemon with beautiful little spangles

Smooth Operator is going to give us some spectacular babies this spring!

Grandaddy Peace (passed peacefully in 2021)

Little Hope is peering out from behind Peace. She's an absolute doll of a hen. She has been retired as an extremely expensive pet.

Here you can get some idea of the size, while Peace is reclining for a foot check!