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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by NickyPick, Dec 17, 2010.
Anyone get Brahmas from Ideal? Are they of good size?
I ordered dark pullets earler this year from ideal (was my first order from ideal only ordered 2 to see what they would look like, and see if they where healthy etc.) They are about as big as my RIR but they are only about 6 months old... My brahma roo (He will be 1yr old in feb, came from TSC) didnt get real big til about 8 months old.. But the ideal chick came healthy and have feathered beautifuly, I plan on ordering more this spring.. hope this helps...
Has anyone properly weighed their Brahmas? I'm sure no hatchery types will get as big and heavy as the standard, but I'm certainly also curious as to how heavy other hatcheries' Brahmas can get.
I know mine are smaller than my Ameraucanas. . . . pretty sad.
I got in buff Brahmas from Ideal and they did not get very big and the color and patterns were not so good. I ordeed from another hatchery and got okay ones as well. This time around I am going to see what Meyer has to offer in buff Brahmas. They are just for my egg selling flock but I want them to be pretty. They all have been super sweet though!
I purchased light, dark, and buff brahmas from Ideal.
Light- My hen looks like a cross between a dark brahma, and a light. (Lark Brahma). She went broody this summer. They were the largest of the Brahmas I got from Ideal. The rooster was 7 pounds at two years (not very big for a brahma).
Dark- Hens can have a bit to much white, and brown in their feathers. Great broodies. Chicks have been aggressive, tilll they matured,
Buff- Pretty colored, but small. 5-6 pounds. Didn't brood.
All are nice calm birds, great layers, and very winter hardy. As always with a hatchery just don't expect quality (in the manner of breeding show quality fowl) and you are less likely to be disapointed.
Two of my girls from Ideal.