anybody ever won with a hatchery bird?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gamebirdsonly, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I read about how hatchery birds are pet quality but not show. i was just wondering if anybody on here have won best of show or reserve champion with a hatchery bird.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    If you recieve the mcmurray catalogs there are some pics of birds that have won from there hatchery stock.
     
  3. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    anybody on here. i'm talking about a big poultry show. not your local county fair.
     
  4. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
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    Yes, there are lots of stories in their catalog. But I have noticed that they are usually people who order LARGE numbers of one breed, and then pick out one good bird to show. I have a black non-bearded Silkie that came from Ideal. I plan on showing it; whether or not it will win is something different. [​IMG]
     
  5. polish15

    polish15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Best of show with a black cochin pullet from Murry Mcmurray. She is a beauty! The chance can be a little slim though. It depends on how many you order. I was lucky. This was the only black cochin I got from them.
     
  6. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
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    Polish15, that gives me hope for my Silkie! [​IMG]
     
  7. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    yes i have won refuse to state breed because of the idea that all hatchery birds are less quality but if you ever see
    my birds at a show try to pick out which pair is hatchery stock ... at Ohio Nationals BV and RV
    there is always hope
     
  8. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where does one get show-quality stock, anyway? I mainly want eggs, but a really beautiful bird strutting around would be even better eye candy.
     

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