JUST A REMINDER
it is ordering time - if anyone would like fewer than 25 birds from Privett ask the tractor supply company TSC to ad your birds to one of their regular orders.
also, as far as i understand, strombergs and welp 'drop ship' CG from Privett (dont ask me how that works)
also, those of us on this thread have been educated that Privett is the only legitimate source of true CG from a hatchery.
others using what they say is CG for their california white breeding could be using production black from the 'ideal' hatchery line and that bird is a mystery to me - i dont recall reading a single testimonial on it or a comparison to CG. when i called ideal and ask the difference i was told they where the same by some 'stepford' operator and given ideals shady reputation overall did not look any further into it (ideal claims they created it in 1961). just be aware that there is a barred/cucoo imposter out there that may not have the calmer personality of CG.
also, earlier in this thread i noted that i have seen Privett golden campine and golden sebright in backyard flocks that eclipsed the offerings at a professional poultry show of over 1300 entries - the campine trio won best in show at the local county fair under the eye of a world class judge and the sebrights where picture perfect to my eye, so it is possible that Privett may be an exception to the commercial hatchery rule - offering the untainted CG is certainly nobile considering the value of that bird and its history.
thank you to everyone for continuing this thread...adding to the photo offerings at Feathersite.com (!!!) ...and way way back in this thread someone added CG to the breeds list at backyard chickens which i would not have known how to do and i appreciated that a lot. (add your comments to that list if you have not done so yet)
and KEEP'EM 'APA' FREE AND IN TACT ! thank you professor D.