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Tetra Tint chicks at TSC

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Anyone ever heard of a chicken called Tetra Tint?  We were at Tractor Supply and they had these as an egg producer.  We looked on-line and couldn't find them - they are not on feather-site.  My guess is that they are a specific hybrid by someone, similar to a golden comet or red-star.  They are light yellow with white.  Almost like a leghorn color at first.

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I didn't read through this but here it is:

what is a tetra pint

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By stepping on the tears I shed one by one I'll awake from my dreams, for this wait might just turn into sea foam.  When that door opens you will appear and wake me up.  After the clock rings 12, light will reach me and the door will close.  The road to finding me is perilous you must be having trouble.
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post #3 of 14

They're a Hybrid. There's been a rising number of threads within the last week or two asking about them now.

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post #4 of 14

Noone seems to know much about them, EVEN the hatchery that provided them to TSC! lol
More info: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6009799#p6009799

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~❤Sasha❤~        ....From beautiful Southwestern Virginia!   
3 Rhode Island red hens, 1 Minorca, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 big black hen.. 1 RIR roo, 1 Easter Egger roo and 3 Buff Orp mix roos..

A pair of Pekin ducks and some Muscovies. Lost last years chicks (beginning to dislike dogs) :( Starting over this Spring.
http://sunshyneschicks.blogspot.com and http://www.facebook.com/sunshyne276

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post #5 of 14

Since this is where I came back in March to ask the same question - what's a tetra tint  (I've been a lurker for years), I finally joined so I could post an update. 
We got 4 of these at TSC in the spring and they ahve been great!  At first we joked about idiot inbred hybrids cuz they looked kind of ugly and kept jumping out of the brooder (grew faster than the others) but they have been much smarter and nicer than the Welsummers we got at a small farm and have been absolute champs in egg laying.  Laid early, lay daily and are laying even in upstate new york in December without any additional light or heat.  We did a lot of freeranging in the summer but they are mostly on layer pellets now. 
Gosh, I love an heirloom breed as much as anyone but for pure egg laying power and fun (they are the first to come over and check it out when you go out to the coop - they even recognize the waterer when it has run out and I come back with it refilled), these guys are totally fab.  We even have one that lays eggs that are too large for the store egg cartons that we get from friends (we are giving away tons of eggs - 2 people cant eat half a dozen eggs a day).  She laid one enormous egg of about 3 inches that I posted on Facebook and checked measurements online for the world record largest egg. 
Now the eggs are kind of dull (creamy white or palest brown) since our others are 2 welsummers and an easter egger (I love colored eggs) and the chickens themselves are not the prettiest (they look like leghorns, get muddy and I was worried about the huge floppy combs/wattles getting frostbite though it has been much warmer this winter vs last - have had silver laced wyandotte and buff orps in TX and even the welsummers are beauty queens in comparison) but if you want good layers who have good personalities, get some when they are back!  We gotta buy 6 at a time in NY so might not get any new ones this spring but just so y'all know, I was pretty impressed.

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They are a hatchery cross bird bred strictly for TSC.
They are a lot like sex links in laying ability but they are still just a cross bred bird.
I love my sugar tails (red sex links) and will always have some but if I am ever in TSC I may pick up a few of these laying specials, too. I do love a good egg layer and have a lot of different breeds that are laying machines.

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Bantam Cochins are my love! Mille Fleur projects, buff barred projects and black/blue Mottled. Chickens, Guineas, Ducks, Peafowl and Turkeys. Contact me for hatching eggs and a link to my website.


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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by WestKnollAmy 

They are a hatchery cross bird bred strictly for TSC.
They are a lot like sex links in laying ability but they are still just a cross bred bird.
I love my sugar tails (red sex links) and will always have some but if I am ever in TSC I may pick up a few of these laying specials, too. I do love a good egg layer and have a lot of different breeds that are laying machines.


They are no longer strictly for TSC, Mt Healthy will now be selling them to the general public.

Clint     


Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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post #8 of 14

The tetra tint according with Mt Healthy catalog is: "a cross between a Rhode Island male and a Leghorn female, producing cream colores or tinted eggs". The bird is described as mostly white with at times some brown or even black hightlights.  In the catalog the hen in the picture looks llike a off white leghorn.

post #9 of 14

They almost looks like Hyline grays but Im not sure if they have them in the US.

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Proud Member of the UOC 
There are too many breeds and varieties in the world to have them all... but its too hard just to choose a few.

Currently breeding Bantam Orpingtons, Anconas, White Faced Black Spanish, and RC Rhode Island Reds.  Also have Buff, Blue Swedish and Runner ducks along with Chinese Geese.

 

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post #10 of 14

I saw these at a website for a poultry farm in georgia but i can't find it now. I don't think they are only for tsc because i remember the website had pricing for them in orders of 25 or more.

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