Does anyone know where I can find bantam orpingtons in Canada?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fjorddreamer, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. fjorddreamer

    fjorddreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I haven't been able to find any breeders in Canada. Does anyone know where I can get bantam orps?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There are a few breeders in Canada listed on the Orp directory. It doesn't specify if they have large or bantam fowl, but might be worth a reach out. If you'd like the info, send me an email and I will forward the list to you.

    Jody
     
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    No one in Canada I know of has bantams. I think though you can maybe get a breeder to ship eggs to you from the US. I have two diffrent bantam lines blacks and whites. I can forward the info in a PM if you are interested and try to contact them and see. I'll get ahold of my PO and see if I cant ship you some eggs? If you want. Another good thing to try is to go to a show and see if anyone has any or maybe might know of someone. Good luck and I hope you can get some.
     
  4. fjorddreamer

    fjorddreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to both of you for responding. I've PM'd you both.

    Thanks so much! Verna
     
  5. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Just so you know the shipping of eggs into Canada has considerable paperwork, basically all the same as for shipping a live bird. The sender has to have the whole flock examined and tested and the eggs sent with certification. In many ways it's easier to get chicks, and then your hatch rate is at least known.

    Gone are the days when taking them over the boarder as eating eggs was done, now no poultry or poultry products can cross the boarder without the same paperwork.

    Try contacting your local show association, often persons showing have the paperwork already done anyway, and may be willing to ship.
     
  6. KKluckers

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    Sep 4, 2007
    Im curious what paperwork was needed. Heck we border the country. I put a call in to a vet that is the one who knows all the import regulations. She'll be out till tomorrow. I know there was a show on Abbotsford (?) I know I wouldn't have a problem getting my birds in, but I guess it is hard to get them back in the US. So, I guess I wont be going. Just dont want to risk not bringing them back. I know there is a guy who comes down from Canada and shows here in WA. I think I might give him a call and see what he says. [​IMG]
     
  7. KKluckers

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    Sep 4, 2007
    Just eard back from the vet in Canada. A person shipping eggs to Canada need their NPIP paperwork and a VS-17(?) form endorsed buy your state and the Federal vet. Really not that much paperwork, so thats good news. Im going to call my state vet today and ask her how long it is good for.
     

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