Where Quality Breeding 
Comes Naturally

A very warm welcome to Sals Pure Breeds. We are hobby breeders at heart and we specialise in rare and pure breed poultry. We are based in picturesque countryside in rural Monmouthshire, overlooking the Usk Valley in South Wales.

We are within easy striking distance of the historic market town of Abergavenny, as well as nearby places such as Brecon, Bristol, Chepstow, Forest of Dean, Monmouth, Hereford, Newport, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

We keep a variety of traditional laying strains as well as hybrid POL (point of lay) pullets based on traditional breeds. We also supply (subject to availability), live hatching eggs, growers to POL and sometimes available are stock cockerels, call ducks and ducklings. It’s always advisable to contact us regarding availability.

We’d love to hear from you. Give us a call on 07771875558 or
01291 650773 or email us at

Below is a selection of our top quality birds.

Our Birds

We focus on quality

Our breeding stock has been carefully selected to ensure we only breed from the finest quality birds. By concentrating on a few breeds we are able to offer the finest examples.

In each breeding pen we have a few birds from top quality bloodlines such as OsbournePage and Nick Smith to ensure our gene pool.

Benefits of keeping chickens

Keeping chickens has many benefits. Aside from the superior quality of eggs laid by happy free range hens, they make great pets providing endless hours of entertainment and pure fascination. Whether you’re looking for some chickens for the garden or for exhibiting at one of the many poultry shows in the UK, Sals Pure Breeds have something for everyone. Over the last fifteen years we have met some wonderful people who share our passion for poultry.

Longtown Brown

This Longtown Brown Hen is a great looking bird which is predominantly black and has a lovely beetle black sheen to its feathers. They are excellent foragers

This Longtown Brown Hen is a great looking bird which is predominantly black and has a lovely beetle black sheen to its feathers. They are excellent foragers, are quick to grow and very hardy and ideal for free ranging..

The Longtown Brown Egg

Longtown Brown dark brown eggs.

The Longtown Brown produces fantastic amounts of dark brown eggs.

A real winner!

Chalkhill Blue

Chalkhill Blue chickens. Developed at Chalkhill Poultry in the UK

Developed at Chalkhill Poultry in the UK, they are a very pretty light large fowl and resemble the elegant pure breed Cream Legbar. They will grace any back garden or free range flock.

The Chalkhill Blue Egg

The Chalk Hill Blue is a blue egg layer and will supply about two hundred and eighty eggs in their first year. It will also lay steadily through the winter months.

They are a robust fowl guaranteed to lay generous amounts of large blue eggs, well over 200 per year. Really lovely pearly blue eggs you can see why they are so popular.

Columbian Blacktail

the Columbian Black Tails are very easy to manage and are usually exceptionally friendly birds. Columbian Black Tails are a chestnut brown with black accents on their neck and tail feathers. They are hardy and withstand disease and stress.

Columbian Blacktails are a hybrid between a Rhode Island Red father and a hybrid mother of two strains of Light Sussex. Their black necklace is an obvious trait from the Light Sussex. They are easy to manage and are well suited to a small garden group as well as a larger free ranging flock.

Crested Cream Legbar

Cream Legbars are an auto-sexing breed. When chicks hatch, females have very distinct dark and light stripes down their body which is often described as chipmunk markings. The males are lighter all over with a distinct yellow spot on their heads. This breed was originally developed for commercial use but was superseded by todays hybrids which are much more prolific egg layers.

The Cream Legbar is an autosexing breed, meaning it can be sexed from day old by the colour of the chicks down – This breed was developed in the 1930’s by crosses of Brown Leghorns/Barred Plymouth Rocks, and Araucana. They are a recognised pure breed and lay a medium sized light blue egg, a hardy bird suitable for free ranging. Due to the Leghorn ancestry they can be flighty, but are otherwise friendly, fantastic for families – A good choice for anyone wanting blue eggs, with the major benefits of autosexing for future breeding.

Light Sussex

The Sussex chicken is a dual purpose breed of chicken that originated in England around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43. It is a popular garden chicken in many countries.

The Light Sussex chicken is an alert but docile breed that can adapt to any surroundings easily, they will also be fine if kept in a confined space. It has a white body with black tail and black wing tips, it’s neck is white stiped with black and has a very striking appearance. They are a very popular show bird for exhibitions.

They large large eggs which are a cream to light brown in colour.

French Marans

French Copper Marans are lovely big, gentle birds and well known for their Dark Chocolate Brown eggs. 260 eggs a year.

We have French Marans in Wheaton, Copper Blue and Black, This breed was developed as a layer. The Maran is a fairly sizeable fowl with characteristic elongated body shape. If they are looked after well and approached calmly they are friendly creatures and seldom, or never aggressive, so they make a popular choice for children and adults alike.

Marans are suitable for wandering about the garden of yard freely as well as for the run.


The Bluebelle, with its lovely grey/blue colouring, each feather laced around the edge, it tends to be a very popular choice. They are available in different shades of dark grey/blue and some can either have gold or dark coloured neck feathers.

The Bluebelle is a very attractive larger chicken to be found in shades of light to dark grey/blue. They are a cross between a Maran and a Rhode Island Red. A friendly and gregarious bird, their eggs are brown with an unusual ‘plum’ tint. They are good layers typically laying around five to six eggs per week.

Bovans Nera

Crested Cream Legbars, these chickens have a cute little poof of feathers on top of their head. They do well in the cold and the heat. They are lightweight, active and good foragers. This breed is fairly quiet as well, so if you live in an urban area, it’s a great fit

The Bovans Nera is a Rhode Island Red hybrid bred to be a hardy free ranging bird. Colours range from a pure black to a green iridescence to black with some red on the thorat. They are a confident, friendly bird and are easily tamed. They lay large eggs of a pale tinted brown, very similar to the standard supermarket egg in colour. You will notice a big difference in the contents and taste. They can go broody and allegedly make very good mothers. A very good chicken for beginners and especially good for children. You’ll love this bird.


The Speckledy is a modern hybrid based on the traditional Speckledy Maran hen. The feathering closely resembles that of a Cuckoo Maran but it is a far more prolific egg layer. They are reliable layers and are capable of producing 300 brown eggs which are usually speckled

The Speckeldy is a modern hybrid and comes from a Rhode Island Red crossed with a Maran. The feathering closely resembles that of a Maran. They are large yet elegant birds with a deep breast, upward pointing tale and pale legs. The Speckeldy is a docile, easily handles bird. They are excellent and reliable layers of dark chestnut brown eggs. The eggshells are particularly strong and yolks deep yellow. They are well suited to free ranging and enjoy foraging. Their feathers are silky soft and abumdant.

Dark Brown Maran Eggs

French Wheaton Maran Hatching Eggs

One of the most remarkable qualities of this breed is the very dark reddish brown to very dark brown coloured eggs as shown in this photograph.

What a colour!!!

You can view more photos in the Gallery


Don’t take our word for it – here’s what others say:

My family and I were looking to get a few chickens for the children to enjoy as pets and also have some fresh eggs! We discovered Salspurebreeds who gave us loads of useful advice. We decided to go for a few Welsummer chickens as we loved the dark brown Terracotta eggs.



We brought our two lovely Light Sussex chickens home today. Stewart was more than helpful in helping us decide on how many hens would be suitable for our garden area and was more than happy to show us around. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!



I bought several French Marans from Sals and am over the moon with them. They are lovely happy and healthy birds and clearly come from an excellent rearing environment. It’s so handy knowing such lovely birds are fairly local to me. I’ll be back soon.

10 out of 10.


South Wales

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