Ideal's Black Shamos

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by javaferret, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. javaferret

    javaferret Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2015
    Has anyone gotten Shamos from Ideal Hatchery before? I got 2 Black Shamo pullets 8 wks ago along with 2 Saipan pullets (and 17 EE males for warmth[​IMG], apparently a handful of meat chicks weren't enough, sigh).

    The Saipans are large,look great, and extremely friendly, the Shamos though, are quite small, not quite right body shape and very flighty. I have never had either of these breeds before and I had gotten them for my husband so I could get my fancy egg girls from MPC. I understand hatchery chickens don't hold a feather to show birds, but they tend to kinda look enough to be fine for bug hunting pets. I am wondering if they are really Shamos or something else or a mix?

    8wk shamo (saipan in the corner she is double the size of the black bird.)

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