Heritage RIR Chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rrand5, May 9, 2016.

  1. rrand5

    rrand5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a little concerned that my local Peavy Mart (Canada) sold me hatchery chickens instead of the heritage chickens bred by the University of Alberta heritage breeds program.

    I got suspicious once I saw a picture on here of a heritage RIR and it looked so much darker.

    Here is a picture of one of them. They are saying that it is 3 days old, which because of the wing feather development I don't believe. That being said these are my first RIR so I don't know if they feather out faster.

    If anyone can offer their opinion or has pictures of their heritage RIR to share, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance!!
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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peavy Mart? Is it similar to like a feedstore or a farmstore? If it is I can almost guarantee you have a Hatchery quality chick.
     
  3. rrand5

    rrand5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say a farm store. The university of Alberta has a heritage chicken program and they partnered with peavy mart. Here is a link to the program https://heritagechickens.ca/
    How can you tell that it is hatchery quality?
     
  4. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just saying if it was from a feedstore/farmstre they almost never have purebred birds or anything Heritage, and they usually sell mislabeled Easter Eggers, but if they are partnering with a heritage program then you probably have a heritage bird :3
     
  5. rrand5

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    Oh okay, thank you I thought that there was something about the chick that you could tell. I did speak to one of the head guys there and he assured me that they only had heritage breeds at the store at that time. I just got a little paranoid since I have read so many stories on here of people purchasing chicks that are mislabeled and that other chick I saw looked so red in comparison. Thanks for your response!
     

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