Anyone purchased Welsummer roos from Ideal? What was the quality?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by jmsim93, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. jmsim93

    jmsim93 Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems like not many people have Welsummers?? Do any of you have any from Ideal? Wanting a Welsummer or EE roo. I will probably go with Ideal since I've used them in the past and have been happy but I would like to see any or hear your comments. Thanks! :-D
     
  2. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    From what I hear birds from hatcheries are regular quality birds.. if your looking for something show worthy you would have better luck here with the people who sell chicks/hatching eggs.

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  3. kman

    kman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did order welsummer's from ideal the hens were great but the rooster looked nothing like i thought he should have, so i culled him. here are a pic of one of my hens


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  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    A have a welsummer pullet from Ideal. I'll try to get some pics of her for you. Sorry, no roo!
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    It depends on what you want in a roo.....if you want a better quality, there are a few Welsummer breeders in BYC, Yahoo sites and Facebook. There are MANY people that have Welsummers LOL! you just gotta know where to find them LOL!
     
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    If you want quality Welsummers you can get them from Estes Hatchery. They bought the flock from Calicowoods who had some of the best Welsummers in the country. I've gotten my from Estes and the birds are ideal in color and form and the eggs are beautiful.
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Opa, show off your eggs! [​IMG]
     
  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    [​IMG] The dark terra cotta and the speckled eggs are from my welsummers. The light brown are from my Australorps.
     
  9. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    These are my two Welsummers from Ideal. They are 8 months old and have been laying for a week or so now. Their eggs are a pretty terracotta color like the one on the top of the pile in Opa's post. I am happy with them!

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    They have put on some weight since these pics were taken in the Summer and are nice fat, fluffy birds now!
     
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  10. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    Quote:Heeeey, what ya doing with my eggs Opa. [​IMG]

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