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couple questions about an order just made to ideal (updated with pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fostina1, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. fostina1

    fostina1 Out Of The Brooder

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    im pretty new to chickens and i was wondering what the difference in some of the assortments on ideal were.
    assorted standard chick pullet
    assorted standard heavy pullet
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    assorted standard brahma pullet

    i ordered standard chick and standard brama, because some of the pictures of standard chick and standard heavy looked the same.

    what are some types of breeds i could expect from assorted chick and assorted brahma?

    thanks


    heres the chicks ( i have no clue what any of them are lol)
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  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't you just call them and ask? The staff is very helpful, and they'll know which breeds are available at the time of the order.

    Kathy, Bellville TX
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  3. fostina1

    fostina1 Out Of The Brooder

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    here was the answer to my email they sent me.

    The assorted chicks are white laying chicks, brown laying chicks, and ornamental poultry. We do not provide you with a list of the breeds that are in your order.

    The assorted Brahmas are light, buff and dark.

    Assorted heavies are mostly brown egg laying chickens. Barred rocks, Rhode island Reds, New Hampshire’s and Sex links are examples of heavy’s.





    i was jus curious to know if any of the 3 assortments had any overlap really.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:I believe there would be overlap - a heavy breed is still a standard, but some standards are not considered to be heavy. The ideal 236 would not be considered heavy but its still a standard size, a RIR is a big chicken, mine is a heavy girl but she is still a standard.

    A standard can be "light" or "heavy"

    Offering a standard assortment, you'd get light and heavy.

    The heavy assortment would only be the heavy and no lights.

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  5. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    Quote:The assorted chick could really be anything. With this order, you get the surplus pullets of whatever is available that day. You may get all bantams for that matter.

    The Brahmas are the same breed just different varieties.

    The Assorted heavy assortment means you will get dual purpose birds (for meat and eggs).

    Welcome to the world of chickens!
     
  6. juliect

    juliect Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Owww...you hurt my head. [​IMG]
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Owww...you hurt my head. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] tell me about it - I need to go take a nap!
     
  8. fostina1

    fostina1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Owww...you hurt my head. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] tell me about it - I need to go take a nap!

    lol, at least i got all pullets. thats really all i cared about.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG] tell me about it - I need to go take a nap!

    lol, at least i got all pullets. thats really all i cared about.

    Be aware that sexing is only 90% accurate at best, so a roo may sneak in there. You'll love Ideal's brahmas. I love mine. Only I'm trying to figure out since when a brahma isn't considered a heavy. Let me go tell my 13 1/2 lb. brahma rooster he needs to lose a few pounds. [​IMG]
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  10. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    i named my light brahma rooster godzilla. he ways over four pounds and he is only 3 and a half months old
     

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