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post #1 of 46
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Has anyone ordered from them before? I have searched on here and haven't found much about them hu.gif. They seem similar to My Pet Chicken, where they drop ship but they have chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese.

Silkies, silkies, and more silkies!

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Silkies, silkies, and more silkies!

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post #2 of 46

They are seriously over priced IMHO. 

Black Copper Marans - Golden Cuckoo Marans - Black Tail Buff Marans - BBS Orpingtons - Jubilee Orpingtons - Bantam Cochins - Muscovy Ducks - Quail - Midget White Turkeys - QCU Poultry Drinkers / Feeders
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Black Copper Marans - Golden Cuckoo Marans - Black Tail Buff Marans - BBS Orpingtons - Jubilee Orpingtons - Bantam Cochins - Muscovy Ducks - Quail - Midget White Turkeys - QCU Poultry Drinkers / Feeders
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post #3 of 46

2x

 

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Originally Posted by pawtraitart View Post

They are seriously over priced IMHO. 



 

BYC Member since 4/11/2002 Welsummers and Champagne d'Argents

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post #4 of 46

They are also thieves. They are using photos of my Welsh Harlequin ducks without my permission. The really funny thing is the two hens featured are poor examples of what a Welsh Harlequin should look like. I do not use Wendy (the darker hen) for breeding. The other hen was eaten by a hawk, but I wouldn't have used her for breeding either. Both of them came from Metzer.

 

The other photo of mine is of a young drake from HOLDERREADS! He was a good breeder and a gorgeous boy when he feathered out, but he was NOT any of THEIR breeding stock. 

 

I was going to call them and chew them out, but they don't even have a phone number. I emailed them giving them my stock photo rates and told them to pay up or take the photos down. 

 

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5151/picture4zr.png

 

The only image not mine is the one with the white background. That one looks suspiciously like one from a different hatchery I saw last year. Can't remember which one though.


Edited by Wifezilla - 3/6/12 at 12:10pm
7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #5 of 46

Just got a reply from the company... "We have removed all welsh harlequin photos that were not exclusively owned by us. If you have any welsh harlequin photos of the duck on a white background image we would consider purchasing them for $25. "

 

My photos are down and I am satisfied. 

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #6 of 46

$25 dollars, are you kidding me? Maybe around a 100 ducklings would pay for the photos LOL!

BYC Member since 4/11/2002 Welsummers and Champagne d'Argents

                                     WCNA & ASCA Member

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post #7 of 46

Their photos are all wrong. They were using a picture of two Sebrights to show Quail Antwerp Belgians! They are also crazy expensive!somad.gif

Owner of 5 rabbits, 5 hens, and a Frog My hens: Dipsy the Polish, Doodle the Orpington, Raven the Silkie, Tulip and Opal, the Easter Egger bantam buddies, and a Naked Neck named Chicklette
I am the queen of the diamondback terrapins!
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Owner of 5 rabbits, 5 hens, and a Frog My hens: Dipsy the Polish, Doodle the Orpington, Raven the Silkie, Tulip and Opal, the Easter Egger bantam buddies, and a Naked Neck named Chicklette
I am the queen of the diamondback terrapins!
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post #8 of 46

If you were really a breeder selling quality ducks, why would you settle for stock photography of someone's random ducks?

 

Something seriously wrong here.

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #9 of 46

I just came across them as well and was wondering about the same thing.

Thanks for the input, I am not liking the fact that there is no address or phone number it makes me a little nervous.

I wonder if anyone has had positive experience with them.

post #10 of 46

I had spoken to them by email a few times and they were very short with me, I had asked about a contact number and they said they were in the middle of changeing there number and don't have one at this time. I got a weird feeling so i didn't order from them.

2 Ameraucana Rooster, 2 Rhode Island Red Hens
2 Barred Rocks Hens, 2 Partridge Rocks Hens.
2 Black Australorp.2 Black Sex-Links Hens.
8 Easter Egg Hens, 5 Ameraucanas .
1 Blue Cochin,2 SL Wyandottes,2 GL Wyandotte.
1 White Leghorn, 1 Speckled Sussex
2 Guinea Hens Royal Purples.
3 Peacocks India Blue,Black Shoulder,Silver Pied 1 Jade Spalding & BS Peahen
2 Royal Palm Turkeys
2 Rottweilers,1 Male...

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2 Ameraucana Rooster, 2 Rhode Island Red Hens
2 Barred Rocks Hens, 2 Partridge Rocks Hens.
2 Black Australorp.2 Black Sex-Links Hens.
8 Easter Egg Hens, 5 Ameraucanas .
1 Blue Cochin,2 SL Wyandottes,2 GL Wyandotte.
1 White Leghorn, 1 Speckled Sussex
2 Guinea Hens Royal Purples.
3 Peacocks India Blue,Black Shoulder,Silver Pied 1 Jade Spalding & BS Peahen
2 Royal Palm Turkeys
2 Rottweilers,1 Male...

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