Yes I know I'm many months late (or early, you choose) but with regards to the dyed chicks that are available around Easter: How long does the dye last (days? a week?) I know that if you choose, Ideal also sells colored Cornish Rocks so that would be good if eventual goal is meat. After the dying process which some say harms the chicken (I would think it would at least stress them out) are they (whether WL or not) a good bird to later raise for meat? I'm sure they are mostly roos if not all anyway, but would it have any effect on the quality of the meat? Are they less likely to survive if this is done? I've heard happy stories and some sad ones, but I'm still looking it up. Yes I know this seems to be something people either think is adorable or hate with a vengeance and see as cruel, but I'm just trying to find facts. I will be ordering meat birds next spring anyway and raising them for the table, but I thought this way (if I find that it's pretty much harmless) I could enjoy them more when they are little and still raise them for my intended purpose as from what I've seen it is very close in price colored vs. non colored and sometimes cheaper.