Hatchery that sells BLRW?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by WestKnollAmy, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    I have looked over most of the hatcheries and do not find one that sells this color. All the hatcheries seem to sell the same colors.

    I guess I know why I have a problem keeping my birds. People can't find anything interesting for their backyard at a hatchery. Anything blue seems to sell like mad here. This was just another color in the Wyandotte breed I thought I would offer. The SL and GL are always a hit. But the BLR would be more popular, I would think.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Several of us on BYC sell BLRW hatching eggs if you want to go that route, and turbo and Mrs. Turbo sell BLRW day old chicks.
     
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  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    I hated to go the egg route since I usually wind up with 7 roos and 1 pullet (if I am that lucky) and nothing else hatches! [​IMG]

    I may check into some chicks from turbo and Mrs Turbo. Thanks!
     
  4. chik magnet

    chik magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal poultry sells BLR bantams>
     
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  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    No, I do not want bantams. The eggs are way too small. I like those large to x-large eggs I get from my standard Wyandottes.
    Around here a bantam gets taken by a hawk whereas a standard size is larger than some of the hawks. I own plenty of bantams but they have to be penned too much and I want free rangers for most of the year.

    Thanks for the input though.
     
  7. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

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    Quote:BUT the quality is sooo much better!! Murray McMurray sell BLRW, but the quality is not as nice as breeder quality for sure. Maybe advertise on here, see if you can find a breeder near you and buy some pullets or even older hens to get you started and hatch your own.
     
  8. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    I am getting an unrelated pair next month and was really hoping to find a few more hens and maybe another roo for breeding. Another reason I hate to go with hatching eggs. Yes, the quality is a lot better from some breeders but eggs always give me lots of roos and maybe one pullet, if I am that lucky.
    McMurray goes the st run route on BLRW. If I had to go that way I would order eggs from a breeder.
     
  9. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You got it mixed up. Wish for just one roo and you won't get a single one.

    I have now tried three times to hatch a Saxony male duck and every duck in the first two hatches was a female. I only hatched two from the last hatch and I do believe one is a male but still a little early to tell. [​IMG]
     
  10. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    I love the way you think!
    Actually that did happen with my Barnevelders this year since we thought we would try them for meat. I am left with only one that we may try but we hatched mostly pullets and then people wanted to buy the few roos we did hatch. Amazing, isn't it? [​IMG]
     

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