Birds from Ideal/McMurray/Welp/Meyer Hatcheries

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by BarredBuff, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If anybody could provide information on the following breeds it'd be much appreciated.

    Cornish X, were they a good meatie?
    Buff Orps, were they broody and large?
    Black Aussies, were they good egglayers and broody?
    Thanks BB
     
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  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Buff Orpingtons from Meyer were not very large and somewhat broody. But not very good healthwise. Will never get a BO again, because when my last one died, it looked so peaceful like it was sleeping. And she was so sweet, even though she hated me. And I just can't deal with that again. Orpingtons are known to be docile and jump in your lap-like, these AREN'T. I don't recommend the BOs from Meyer.
     
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  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Our Buff Orpington hens came from Murray: They are small for Orpingtons do not lay very well, but will say they have been fairly consistant since it's gotten cooler here in Arkansas. They also do not lay a brown egg, most are a very light cream almost white egg.
    Our rooster came from Meyer: Looked more like a Buff Rock than Orpington, he has yellow legs not white.

    Haven't had any experience on the other breeds listed.
     
  4. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a orderof chickens from McMurray. The Buffs (got 3) were the friendliest chickens. I did handle them alot. I had 2 in particular that were my "pets". For Buff Orpingtons the eggs were a little lighter than usual.Maybe 4-6 pounds. My leghorns were a bit smaller I got quite a few double yolkers from the 3. I usually got I think about 2 a day out of the three. I think I had one of the three that went broody and it wasn't my pet. It was the other one. She stayed on them for about 3 days and quit. That was the only broody I had also. And this was 4 years ago. They were on a scale of 1-10 as
    Pets------------------10
    Egg Laying----------4
    Size-------------------6
    Broodiness----------4
    Color------------------8
    Feed Conversion---3

    Also from McMurrays I had gotten the "Free, Rare, and Exotic" chick which just so happend to be a Cornish Broiler haha. Wow thats rare. Anyways he gew huge. I was going to butcher him but he was my friend from basically day one. He always followed me everywhere. So I named him Mr. Meaty. He was the best pet you could ask for out of a chicken. He literally ever where I went there he was. You would feel the ground shake if he got behind and feel a big thud on your legs when he finally got caught up. I had him for 7 months I think and he weighed 16 yes 16lbs. I kept him on a diet so he would live longer. It did make him live longer. He had a huge breast. Huge legs but would sit right next to me and take a nap when I was working in teh garden or something. I believe he died of a heart attack because his breats was very swollen when he passed. On a scale of 1-10
    Pet(if you want)--10
    Size-----------------10
    Food Conversion-6

    Here he is when he was a baby(the buffs are right behind him, at the feeder grooming itself and teh other is laying down in the back)
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    Here he is when he was grown
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    Never had any Australorps from them. I have 10 from Hoovers that are very pretty. Pretty, big with that greenish sheen and very docile. Not got an egg from them yet.
     
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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Funny, because the photo shows an oversized hen. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  7. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Funny, because the photo shows an oversized hen. [​IMG]

    HAHAHAHA. It does? I always thought it was a rooster. hold on and I will find a big rooster.
     
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  8. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stuffed him and put him on the side of the road for tourist to see [​IMG] I had to color his tail red.
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  9. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody with Partridge Rock expirience from these places?
     

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