We'd like our logo/brand to be rather simple and not too intricate, because we would like it to transfer well to a stamp. Since it will be a stamp, the logo needs to be presentable both in black ink and in color. The basic shape or outline of the logo (but not necessarily the entire image as seen in the attached cast iron logo) would ideally but not necessarily be geometric: circular, square, rectangle, triangle, badge, shield, etc.
The decline of heritage breed chickens started around the 1940-50s when the market went industrial. As such, a logo with a late 1800s to early-mid 1900s feel would be fitting. At the same time, we want it to stand out from the mass of "vintage farm" logos. We are a small business, so the logo/brand needs to be timeless. The less time we have to spend revisiting/reworking our logo/brand, the more time we can spend on the farm.
The silhouette included in the files is a silhouette of the breed that we raise: Dorking. Also, illustrations of a male and female are attached. They don't have to be used, but we thought it would be beneficial for designers to see at the very least.
Additionally, our farm is located in Austin, Texas, and was founded in January of 2015. If you feel so inclined, use that information.