Anybody ever got Brahmas, Excheucher Leghorns, Cochins, silies- Ideal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by FF, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. I am wanting to get me some silkies and some more cochins but only want a few. I was thinking about Brahams too. But has anybody got any of these breeds? Are the quality good? Looking more for White, black slikes. Thanks for any replys.
     
  2. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I got five Ex Leghorns from Ideal.
    They are still quite young so it is hard to tell the quality. I am going to send pics to a breeder on the Prairies to ask their opinion,
     
  3. Never ordered from Ideal but I think they are trustworthy [​IMG]

    BTW: Did you ever get California Whites or no?
     
  4. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes i did. Any you know hat. I ordered 1 pullet at the last minute. I know I should have ordered more but I had alreday went over my spending limit. I didn't have them on my list. But i did say throw me in a califorina st run. I was thinking it was a pullet. She didn't have a real dark comb and was real nice..
    And you know what? They lived for a long time, healthy and everything. they was out free ranging and guess what. A hawk got one the first day. Ok take one and leave. (by the way, I HATE hawks with a passion and absoultely despise those creatures) and everything was fine the next day and then the day after that it got one of my Production Red Pullets/rooster. Oh man I was mad. This was when they was 5-6 weeks old. Those were beautiful birds by the way. That hawk has got over 40 of my chcikens so far. I had 76 out of the batch I got from hoovers and I only have 49 now. So Ideal has them and I will get maybe 2this time if I order and see what i get. Thanks Mattew
     
  5. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok. Thats good then. Hopefully good news for the quality. Thanks
     
  6. Quote:Yes i did. Any you know hat. I ordered 1 pullet at the last minute. I know I should have ordered more but I had alreday went over my spending limit. I didn't have them on my list. But i did say throw me in a califorina st run. I was thinking it was a pullet. She didn't have a real dark comb and was real nice..
    And you know what? They lived for a long time, healthy and everything. they was out free ranging and guess what. A hawk got one the first day. Ok take one and leave. (by the way, I HATE hawks with a passion and absoultely despise those creatures) and everything was fine the next day and then the day after that it got one of my Production Red Pullets/rooster. Oh man I was mad. This was when they was 5-6 weeks old. Those were beautiful birds by the way. That hawk has got over 40 of my chcikens so far. I had 76 out of the batch I got from hoovers and I only have 49 now. So Ideal has them and I will get maybe 2this time if I order and see what i get. Thanks Matthew

    No problem [​IMG] I have just been wondering if you did or didn't [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  7. Mag16

    Mag16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are my Cochins that I ordered from Ideal.

    Elvis & Priscella (suppose to be 2 pullets) - hatched in Feb.

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    Priscella

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    Elvis as a chick

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    My newest babies - hatched in May I have 8 - 2 barred - 1 black - 2 red - 1 buff - 2 white

    Barred Cochin
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    Buff

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    The others were being camera shy.
     
  8. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the pictures. I have ordered from McMurrays and hoovers. But never tryed Ideal but ideal is looking pretty god. I am wanting White silkies and have not made my mind up on the cochins and the excheucher leghorns. thanks for all the reply and the picture magpie16. If anybody else has any other pictures they wouldn't mind sharing please post them. thanks a whole bunch.
     
  9. jenn-E

    jenn-E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 2 dark Brahma chicks from Ideal. They are cute & healthy & curious with nicely feathered legs. They are only 2 weeks old, so I have no idea how they will look once grown, but they should be fine for my backyard layer flock.
     
  10. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    I ordered 15 pullets last year, 5 dark, 5 light and 5 buff Brahmas. They were sweet and calm and really nice looking birds. I sold them last month because I decided against breeding them. Well really I could not find a roo to save my life.
    I just moved my new ones outside today that I got from Ideal, and they are all healthy, have good feathering, markings are correct. I am very pleased with them.
     

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