- Jul 4, 2011
I want to order some turken chicks from strombergs. I heard the sell show quality birds I'm just wondering if their turkens are show quality? Because I really want to use them for my 4-H year thanks.
I have ordered hundreds of birds from hatcheries, and never received a bird that could hold a candle to those of which I purchased from private breeders. However, featheredmom is right! 4-H usually doesn't require show quality fowl. In our local fairs, the kids show hatchery stock. It is all about the education, not who has the money to purchase the best fowl.If you order multiples from a hatchery, you will likely get one or two that are show quality. We bought 40 birds and hope to end up with 4 that are SQ, that might be wishful thinking, but we are hopeful!
I will also say that the SQ standards for 4H are much lower than a typical poultry show, they don't expect as much conformance. Just sayin'