Another (probably dumb) newbie question

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  1. hac1224

    hac1224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have pretty much decided that we are getting Buff Orpington chicks, but haven't decided 100% sure where from. TSC has some they are just calling "buffs"....are these the same thing? The employees didn't know, of course.[​IMG] The chicks look the same as the ones I've seen online.
     
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    There are NO dumb questions here!!!

    Not sure about the "Buffs" (no TSCs around my house), but it sounds logical to me!

    How many are you planning to get?? Where do you live??

    Good Luck!!
     
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  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sorry I can't be much help with identification, but
    [​IMG] to BYC from Washington.
    Someone should be here soon that can answer your question.

    Imp
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Ask them where they ordered from and call the hatchery to verify the breed.
     
  5. hac1224

    hac1224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I'll try that if I can figure out the # or site for the hatchery. TSC said that they came from Pritchard Hatchery in NM, but I'm having trouble finding them online. I guess I need to call TSC back to ask for contact info.
     
  6. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    And remember, the only dumb questions are the ones you don't ask.

    You should ask to talk to the individual at your TSC who is in charge of ordering/receiving the chicks. There should be someone there who placed that order, who asked for Buff Whatevers. There should be an invoice from the hatchery with the exact breed listed. You shouldn't have to do all that detective work just to know what you're buying from their store, they should be able to accomodate YOU.

    I know of 2 types of Buff Somethings, Buff Orpingtons and Buff Rocks. Both are great heavy-breed layers of large brown eggs. The chicks look similar, and so do the adults but the Orpingtons have pink legs & the Rocks have yellow legs. I don't know if you could tell by the chicks' legs, they can change hue as they grow.

    I wish you joy & success with your chickens, whatever you get. Please keep us posted.
     
  7. horsejody

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    Quote:Thanks! I'll try that if I can figure out the # or site for the hatchery. TSC said that they came from Pritchard Hatchery in NM, but I'm having trouble finding them online. I guess I need to call TSC back to ask for contact info.

    There is a Privett hatchery. Maybe the employee got the name wrong.

    http://www.privetthatchery.com/
     
  8. hac1224

    hac1224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I'll try that if I can figure out the # or site for the hatchery. TSC said that they came from Pritchard Hatchery in NM, but I'm having trouble finding them online. I guess I need to call TSC back to ask for contact info.

    There is a Privett hatchery. Maybe the employee got the name wrong.

    http://www.privetthatchery.com/

    Thanks, and you're right! I was actually coming on here to post that I just figured that out. The answer to my question....even the hatchery doesn't know what they sent out because TSC always orders "hatchery choice", and the hatchery doesn't keep records of what they send out for those orders. The hatchery also said there was no way to tell the difference in chicks.
     
  9. stitch-a-bility

    stitch-a-bility Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure you will find out what you need on here. Blessings!!!
     
  10. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    What area of NC are you in, Heather?
     
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