a good place to get show birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by roocrazy, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    i need a place to get show quality birds but im in mn so theres not a lot of places to choose.

  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    good breeder, Or Shows if you can't find the breeders, or that hatchery that specializes in show poultry... i forget the name.
  3. Kennyog

    Kennyog Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Oak Grove
    What breed are you looking for?
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    faverolles,silkies, and/or blue orpingtons
  5. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    Duane Urch raises a lot of different breeds not sure about the ones you want. If anyone would know where to get them he would. He always has an ad in the poultry press. Duane Urch is probably the hatchery referenced in earlier post.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  6. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
  7. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    how do you get to the poultry press:/
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
  9. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    The poultry press is something that I love to read. However it is not very online friendly so I dont think you will find Duane Urch's number until you subscribe.

    I am 90% sure this is his phone number.

    507 451 6782

    He is in Minnesota, he is a certified poultry judge and I beleive a master showman. I have spoken with him a time or two. He is very knowledgable and depending on his mood or perhaps how much time he has on his hands he can vary from polite but breif to very talkative.

    There is one other breeder in Minnesota that just came to mind, He has a hatchery as well a poultry incubator supply store.

    I believe he is www.sunnycreekfarm

    This guy will talk to you

    Good luck
  10. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Crowing

    May 29, 2009
    Sleepy Eye, MN
    Have you ever been to a show up here in MN? I know the BCPPA and MN State Poultry Association both host some pretty big fall shows. Copies of the exhibitor lists are available with contact info on everyone. If you are seriously interested I have scanned off copies saved on my computer.

    On the favorolles... Duane Urch (Owatonna) and Mark Peterson (Amboy) come to mind.
    I'm don't hang out in the orpington section much, but Tony Ewert from MT Lake has Triple T Orps. Kraig Thoreson of Cedar Pines Poultry from Owatonna usually has some top birds at all the shows.
    If you are looking for silkies, I am the MN State rep for both the ASBC and the NSBA. If you are truly interested in this breed, I have some contacts for you.

    Just remember..... If you want to be competitive in the show ring, you generally have to stick to buying from breeders. You may have to get on a waiting list and prices will reflect quality. The fall shows are a great place to pick up tips and possibly some stock.

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