Back From the Brink of Extinction- The Brakel!

We are thrilled to announce the 2016 release of our coveted Brakel. Unionhill is pleased to be one of the only farms in the United States to have these rare birds! We will be releasing the first chicks of the year via auction format at

The winner of this auction will receive a 4 month old SILVER Brakel pair. These lovelys are out of our gold (split to silver) and Silver Brakel hens that have been bred back to a silver rooster. This is a necessary infusion of new blood, as our original Silver hen is completely unrelated to our original gold flock. This will provide much needed genetic diversity to those wishing to continue to breed Brakel in the future! We are noticing an increase in size and vigor in these new genetically diverse birds, a definite improvement from our original Brakel flock. Although these birds carry genes to produce both gold and silver, when bred together, they will produce 100% all SILVER Brakel chicks!

Please let us know if we can answer any questions you may have. Please ask all questions before bidding and be prepared to pay or make arrangements to pay within 24 hours of the auction closing. Please make sure that you can receive live birds at your post office before bidding. Thanks for looking and Happy Bidding!


The Mission of the National Poultry Improvement Plan

Heidi Miller from Unionhill Ranch visits with Monica Della Maggiore from NPIP at the PPBA 2016 Winter Show in Modesto, CA. Monica explains how NPIP is so important to the poultry industry and why we should all, as responsible neighbors, educate ourselves about poultry illness and illness prevention.