Gingernut Ranger

Breed Rating (40 Reviews)



The Gingernut Ranger is a Rhode Island Red crossed with a Light Sussex. They have a deep breast, neatly tucked wings and an upward pointing tail. The legs are featherless and are pale yellow. They have 4 toes. The comb is a medium size and the face is smooth and red with medium wattles and earlobes.


The Gingernut Ranger is a prolific egg layer and lays large brown eggs. They are placid, friendly and inquisitive. They are also exceptionally easy to tame and will follow you around when you are in the garden. They are hardy birds who are very happy free ranging and love to forage. They make excellent pets for children due to their gentle nature and friendliness.


The plumage of the Gingernut Ranger is rich red with either black or white tail feathers

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Description: From March 27th we have these Gingernut point of lay birds available. You can view the full choice online at - and then either drop a text and pop to come and see us, or place an order online. Either way, you will be selecting your own birds when you arrive on our smallholding, and it's completely OK to fall in love with a different bird once you get here. We are on the A22 between Hailsham and Uckfield - about 10 mins outside of Lewes, just 15 miles outside of Brighton. We also have a wide variety of ornamental birds, Polands, Pekins, Brahmas, Sablepoot (Booted Bantams) and of course, the gorgeous Silkies! We are open every day between 9.30-5pm, to buy, or to view, please make an appointment if you can, just in case we are out walking the dogs or feeding the pigs. You can text or call 07540 633909.

Latest Reviews For Gingernut Ranger (5 of 40)

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Lovely birds - Leanne,

I have two gingernuts and they are amazing! Both are super friendly and lay everyday! Hettie the eldest likes to do her own thing however Hilda, will happily sit on your knee and cuddle. Two different personalities but both lovely in their own way. Highly recommend!

excellent breed - Devon,

excellent breed great as a pet beautiful eggs

Beautiful cheeky chick - Eileen,

14 weeks ago, I had 8 baby chicks hatch. The eggs came as a mixed selection so finding out the breeds has been an interesting journey. There was one lovely little chick I couldn't identify. I called her my "cheeky chick". She follows me everywhere and if I bend down, will take every opportunity to jump on my knee or back. I have recently found out she is a Gingernut and what an apt name for her. She is a wonderful bird and loves to be cuddled. I don't know about her egg laying yet as she is only a baby. I think she would be perfect for children.

What a lovely bird - Clare, Derbyshire,

We have only had our GNR for 2 weeks (kept with an equally lovely Lohmann Brown) but she is super. Understandably a little wary for the first few days but now well and truly settled in; friendly, funny and laying an egg most days. Recommend this breed for first-time chicken keepers. The Lohmann Brown gets my vote too; even more friendly and funny!! A sweet little twosome :-)

Prolific egg laying chickens. Superb overall. - Dominic,