Anyone ever hear of Kansas Chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChooksChick, May 18, 2009.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I just got 4 fertile eggs from a friend of a friend who got them from a friend...so I'm not able to ask questions that I have regarding the breed.

    Apparently it's a gorgeous breed of chickens that have been raised without other genetic influence in this area for ~200 years. I have no idea what they look like, other than that they are supposed to be gorgeous, medium-sized light birds, and the roos are as beautiful as peacocks. They are supposed to be very sweet and fly well (don't need that quality!!).

    I have lots of guesses about them at this point, but wonder if anyone has solid info...

    The eggs are medium to small, and slightly tinted, nearly pink.

    I guess I'll have more info in 3 weeks- apparently they have a 90% or better hatch rate.
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I'm hatching 4 of these eggs, and hope someone who has heard of them will see this today...I'll keep bumping occasionally.
     
  3. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    Nothing came up on google except recipes and articles. One in particular that metioned Wyandottes being from Kansas...?

    Now I can't wait to see what they look like, good luck.

    Cheri
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've lived here (Kansas) all my 56 years and have had chickens pretty much that long. I've never heard of them, it will be interesting to see what they turn out to be.

    I just realized about the 200 years....the Native Americans would have had to had them then since they were the only ones here 200 years ago!!
     
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  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I think it may be just some vague misinformation, but I candled today and think 3 of the 4 may be viable. I'm very curious, myself.

    Funny thing is, first time this fellow mentioned the eggs, again, it wasn't a conversation with me directly, he said they were Missouri chickens, and since I'm only about 30 miles from the border, I thought it was certainly possible...something about Mennonite chickens.

    The next thing was an email from him, talking about how they were Kansas chickens...so I'm confused, but don't know him at all, and they aren't his birds, anyway, but some acquaintance of his owns them.

    I'm happy to have them, so once they hatch, I'll contact him again and see if he can't get better info for me, as he asked that I let him know how it goes. I may know more once I see chicks...one would hope!

    Another 2 weeks!
     
  6. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

  7. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please keep us informed we Mennonites are waiting with baited breath.

    Thanks in advance
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Greathorse...does that mean since you and I are Mennonites all our chickens are Mennonite chickens!? [​IMG]
     
  9. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Katy they are all Yoder's Miller's Stolzfus's or Gingerich's or any one of the (very few) Mennonite Monikers that exist today. It may be necessary to have a bit of Mennonite blood coursing your veins to have this small exchange make even a little bit of sense. LOL.

    For all---- Katy and I met on this forum not long ago at all as a result of her outstanding BLRW. We quickly discovered that we share this very unique heritage and also quickly discovered the we have a number of mutal friends and acqaintances (sp) due to the small world of Mennonitism. LOL It is a special world
     
  10. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also- I am not a speller and something tells me it is bated breath, but with no spell check and too lazy to use dictionary dot com. You are stuck with my short comings. Sigh
     

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