The hatchery mine came from is Mt. Healthy. I went ahead and called the store you got yours from (I'm a VERY curious person...I know, curiosity killed the cat ) and turns out your chicks came from the same hatchery! I spoke to the owner of Blue Ridge Feed and Seed (his name is Rick) and he told me what hatchery they use...Mt. Healthy. So, I'm wondering how you came to know your CB's are half BR and half SLW? Cuz the owner of Mt. Healthy told me the commercial blacks are of unknown parentage because they are mixed with a bunch of different breeds. I would be very happy to know what mine were mixed with...I don't even care WHAT they are mixed with. I just wanna know! LOL
BTW, I have to thank you for posting this, for two reasons. First, because I thought I was the only one who had CB's. Second, because due to you mentioning the name of the store you got yours from and prompted me to call them, I now know where I'm getting my chicks from now on. Rick, the owner of the store, said he'd be happy to mail me chicks from his orders...including guineas and peacocks. And the price? Including shipping...is only 25 CENTS more than what I paid per chick at my local Southern States!!!! Also, the only way I would have been able to get any guineas was if I ordered from a hatchery, and the minimum order is 25 chicks...and I can't have 25 guinea chicks! Rick said I could buy however many I want...2, 10, 20...doesn't matter...so I don't have to get 25 guineas! Not sure I want any peacocks though...I know nothing about them lol. Anyway, thank you thank you thank you!