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Birdsong Farm is located south of Pedee, Oregon (~30 minutes NW of Corvallis) specializing in humanely raised, gourmet small livestock breeds including duck and domestic rabbit. We practice rotational grazing methods for healthy animals, soil and wildlife and are focused on feeding ourselves homegrown, nourishing food and filling a niche for those seeking exceptional quality and flavor for meat and eggs.
On farm sales are available most days. You can also find us at the Polk County Bounty Farmer’s Market in Dallas every Thursday from 10-3, May-October.
Not familiar with cooking rabbit or duck? Check out our recipe and resources pages for some great ideas and enjoy the following free information sheets: Muscovy Cooking Tips / Rabbit Cooking Tips We are always happy to offer tips by email as well. Send us a message using the contact form below to ask questions or place an order.
We keep two small flocks of ducks: Our Muscovy Ducks are bred mainly for meat, and our mixed mallard derivative ducks lay eggs year round. All of our birds are free range on pasture, supplemented with balanced feed for gourmet meat and delicious/nutritious eggs with bright orange yolks! The meat from our Muscovy ducks is outstanding (our personal favorite meat from our farm). Muscovy duck meat is dark red and is lower in fat than the traditional Pekin duck, but still fatty enough to be decadent, tender and delicious. Pan seared duck breasts are about the most delicious dish one can serve: the sirloin of poultry! We also raise broiler chickens once a year.
Our laying ducks and chickens get lots of garden extras and are free to forage. Duck eggs are a baker’s delight! More protein than chicken eggs makes for more stable meringues and poofier rises. Plus: they’re delicious and rich! Our duck eggs are about the size of a jumbo chicken egg. Affectionately referred to as “The Quack Ducks” our flock is made up of Runners, Golden 300s, a few heritage breeds and mixed babies of all. We love watching them waddle and forage in the field! * We sell muscovy ducklings in season and may have laying ducklings later this summer.
Must Read! Check out Hank Shaw’s Duck, Duck, Goose: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Waterfowl, Both Farmed and Wild
** DUCKLINGS AND BUTCHER READY DUCKS** Sign up for our newsletter if you wish to be updated on duckling arrival. We still have ducks available for sale in black, blue and chocolate. Prices start at $7 for unsexed ducklings under 3 weeks old. Sexed muscovies available now for $15-20 each.
We raise pedigreed New Zealand rabbits in black, blue and broken black. My goals are to breed healthy, show quality rabbits with calm temperaments, great mothering skills and an emphasis on meat production/ good growth rate and excellent conformation. I participate in ARBA shows to help me improve my eye to better hone my stock so that I only contribute the very best genetics to other breeders. I have invested time and money on bringing in quality animals from the best local breeders and am happy to be a part of improving this great breed! We offer live animals for sale as breeding stock with complete pedigree. I only sell my best animals as breeding stock, so availability is limited and seasonal. I do not sell discounted ‘grade’ animals. Not every animal makes the cut to be sold as breeding stock, so we are also happy to offer delicious meat for sale to feed our community.
See link at top of page for current meat prices. Breeding stock are priced based on quality, starting at $35.
Our breeding stock of New Zealand rabbits:
Birdsong’s Bramble(RLZ) – Legs of Grand Champion: 3, including Best of Breed, Best Opposite of Breed and Best of Variety. 11.75 pounds. Bramble had great growth rate, dense coat and solid conformation with a gorgeous, huge head. Bramble is my best bud who loves pats and adds width and bone to his offspring.
CFR Spotty Scotty (CFR 132). Legs of Grand Champion: 5. Registered Grand Champion rabbit. Handsome broken black buck with depth to spare! He’s here to make Birdsong Farm rabbitry some show stopping kits! *Scotty is no longer in the barn but many (ok, most) of my senior does are his daughters.
HM Mad Hatter (HM96). Aka “Mr. Hat.” Pretty blue buck with nice type, excellent color and a friendly personality. *Best of Variety OLRCB Convention 2017 Mr. Hat is a bit smaller than I’d like, but should pair nicely with my big girls to develop the blue variety in my barn. * He hates to pose, but i swear his shoulders are nicer than the photo!
New bucks in the barn: CFR Moon and CFR Sig. Moon is my new blue buck and Sig is on loan.
Not shown: “Ashes to Ashes” and “The Dude” – two blue bucks i borrowed from local rabbitries.
Birdsong’s Peony out of Scotty and Poppy. 10# 2oz. I am LOVING this doe – great balance of depth and width. She has 1 leg (best of Variety) and is a great mother so far: perfect nest her first time and feeding them well. She was ready to breed, so no more shows (or legs) for her, sadly.
CFR 196 “Juniper” 11# 5 oz. Nicely balanced doe and a cuddler to boot. Out of Bowen’s Sig and Brush Prairie’s Nevermind. Juniper got great comments on the table including Best Opposite Variety with too few exhibitors to leg. She’s been a wonderful mother and throws beautiful spots.
Juniper is for sale – her daughter is replacing her slot. $40/$60 with stud fee
Birdsong’s Marionberry (BB1A) 12#. Marionberry was a huge kit with an awesome growth rate. Out of Bramble and Blackberry. She’s lacking in depth but makes up for that with personality and mothering instincts and great width. She is an amazing mom and her kits have fantastic growth rate and improved depth thanks to Scotty. Marionberry’s dam was my most reliable breeder and it appears she passed her great mothering skills on! Despite lacking a bit in type, I keep Marionberry around for her excellent mothering and FEEDING: she is the holstein of my barn. *SOLD
Birdsong’s Boysenberry (SM1A): 9# 12 oz. Smaller broken black doe out of Marionberry and Scotty. Boysenberry is a step on my way to better depth with Marionberry’s width. She’s a smaller doe but has fairly good type. Legs of Grand Champion: 1. Awards: BOV, Best Opp Variety, BOB (Best of Breed) at Canby 5/21/16 Her daughter “Blossum” also took Best of Breed at Canby in 2017.
SCF Black Olive (SPA): 11# 4 oz. A nice BIG boned doe out of Scotty and CFR Persimmons. Big doe, gorgeous chubby head. Olive has 1 leg for BOV. She is a good mother with a nice personality and passes on nice rumps and those big, chubby cheeks. *Photo taken when she was a little/young intermediate doe. She really filled out!
Birdsong’s Chickadee out of Scotty and Junco. 11# 9 oz. Chickadee is a long doe but BIG and has a sweet personality and lovely kits. Chickadee does have a bit of steel on her flanks and passes it on to a small percentage of her kits. She has Junco’s long, deer-like face and loves to be patted.
For sale: i LOVE this doe. She has the best personality int he barn but her lines just aren’t working with my bucks. $35 to a good home only
Up and Comers:
Not shown: SCF99 “Amanita” GORGEOUS broken black doe. Legs of GC: 1=BOSV in Albany TCRBA 2017. Fantastic type on this rabbit and over 10 pounds at 5 months old.
HP1D “Lobelia” Really sexy little black doe. Legs of GC: 1, BOV in Albany TCRBA 2017 BOV in McMinnville 2017 . Gorgeous type- the best Hat has produced. Breeding with Moon soon.
DM1B Maude Lebowski: Marionberry/The Dude. Lacking in depth, this doe has WIDTH to spare and great hindquarters. She is sticking around long enough for at least one litter with Mr. Hat. I think her width and large size will compliment his slighter frame and nice type. Update – this doe is now GORGEOUS. She really grew up. Updated photos to come.
DJ1 Cyprus: Juniper/The Dude. This junior took first in her class in Astoria June 2017. Looking forward to breeding her to Mr. Hat to develop my blue line. She is MUSCULAR in the loin and has great balance, though could use a bit more depth. Waiting for her to grow up a little more to ee her full potential. Photo at 4 months
Mesquite TOC: Thorny/Olive. Gorgeous broken black doe DOB 4/12/17 *photo at 11 weeks. This doe is sticking around. Hopefully she can get to a show this fall before it’s time to make babies. For sale: $35
In the barn:
We are working on blues! I currently have several does who carry blue: out of Sleepy Creek’s Ashes to Ashes, SCF’s “The Dude” and my own Mr. Hat. I will pair Mr. Hat with the resultant kits from these first pairings and save his daughters to pair with an unrelated blue boy to get blue expressing kits. I’m excited to get blue back in our barn after a several year hiatus.
I retain most kits until 10-12 weeks in order to assess the ‘picks of the litter’ and ensure that I sell only quality stock as breeders/ potential show animals. I often have a waiting list for my animals, so please contact me to let me know what you’re looking for. *Deposit required to reserve rabbits.
TOB: dob 4/12 – this doe is HUGE. Add to your backyard meat production and really get some bang for your buck. She’s ready to breed at not quite 6 months old. $40 doe only/ $65 bred to one of my bucks. Gorgeous hindquarters, width and depth, just not quite show quality.
The following does are dob 6/21 and have a shot on the show table. All make the cut for meat breeding purposes and have excellent parentage on their pedigrees.
Available now: BB2A and B: boysenberry/Bramble, $40 each, BC1A: Bramble/Chickadee, $50
Now taking reservations for upcoming litters! I do have a waiting list for rabbits.
*Updating sale list soon to include all available animals. Photos below are of the sale rabbits, though i may pull one or two out to keep 😉
Available soon: Juniper/Bramble, Flycatcher/Hat, Dewberry/Hat, Persimmons/Hat
Please contact me with inquiries on current litters. My website updating skills have been lacking, so email is the best place to get the best/ most current information!
Produce and Seasonal Herbs
We occasionally have surplus goodies growing on the farm. Currently we have:
Fresh Bay leaves: $5/ bunch
Fresh and dried Kaffir Lime leaves: AWESOME in Thai dishes, steamed rice or dried and ground with salt for a to-die-for seasoning salt: $5/packet
No Spray blackberry leaves, flowers and unripe berries: great for feeding to rabbits on hot days to cool them down!
Seasonal produce – find us at the Dallas Farmer’s Market every Thursday!
Delivery available to Dallas/Monmouth/Corvallis for $5 extra, delivery to areas as far as Portland $10 extra with $50 minimum order, free delivery to Philomath weekdays. Long term customers welcome/encouraged! Contact me to find out about current availability and/or place a reservation for fresh meat.
Meat is available frozen, fresh available by pre-order. * Our (human grade) meat is processed at a USDA exempt processing facility and we are licensed retail meat sellers (License # AG-L1036241PPM). Prices subject to change without notice.