barnevelders at Ideal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by fairwindminishetland, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. fairwindminishetland

    fairwindminishetland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2010
    seminole oklahoma
    My Coop
    I was curious if anyone has bought Barnevelder chicks from Ideal and how close they are to the standard? Help would be great on this subject.
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I have one that was part of their 'trial run' last year, and she's lovely, with very cohesive conformation. The eggs aren't any darker an a BR, but the bird is lovely and sweet. I don't know that you'd be able to get anything near show quality, as I only got the one girl, but I was pleasantly surprised. I think sometimes when hatcheries get into newer breeds, their original stock is still good and hasn't yet lost some of the embetterment of the breeder from whom they acquired them, as the quality will degrade some over time due to lack of culling for conformation.

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