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Their coming in October. May raise them till spring and sell them as laying hens. I really hope the egg color is what they say because they are not attractive girls. 😱
Edited by lisaalene - 11/28/15 at 10:14am
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I'm glad you took my advice in the spirit it was intended. I just hate to see folks disappointed when they butcher, and I think you would be with those birds. Now, if you were getting something like Wyandottes straight run, it would be a different story, those boys can have some meat on them. But these little things just look kind of pitiful :/.

 

I agree the hens don't look especially pretty in the picture. I wonder why they didn't breed some color into them? I understand the focus on the blue eggs, that is a huge selling point. but you do have to look at the birds themselves every day, so why not make them pretty?

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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I was looking at those and when I saw Leghorn I realized it was a waste of males. Currently working on a dual purpose layer of bright green. The hybrid is handy as they mature faster and have superior thrivability.
I have lived almost everywhere and LOVE Alaska. Hubby. 4 grown kids and a 6 year old. Mastiff mix, JRT, 3 queens, an aquarium, a (*&^%$#@ proudcut Morgan gelding and 5 Buff Orpies!
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I have lived almost everywhere and LOVE Alaska. Hubby. 4 grown kids and a 6 year old. Mastiff mix, JRT, 3 queens, an aquarium, a (*&^%$#@ proudcut Morgan gelding and 5 Buff Orpies!
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