Ixworths are classified as a rare breed and are looked after by the Rare Poultry Society in the UK. They were standardised in 1939 after being created in 1932 by Reginald Appleyard, originator of the famous Silver Appleyard breed of heavy duck. The chicken was named after the village of Ixworth in Suffolk where Reginald Appleyard was based. White Orpington, White Sussex, White Minorca and Indian Game were used to create this white skinned table bird. I have found the hens to be very good layers of cream coloured eggs.
Hatching eggs are available for £1.50 each. I have a spare 2017 hatched cock available for £12 and a 2017 hatched pair for £30 that have been successfully used for breeding this season.