Is that possible real pure breeds???????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Omran, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I am really wondering if man can find a chick with real pure breeds, I mean his mom and his dad and his entire family like grand grand grand etc rooster and gramma hen were hatchen without incubators and machines, just the old fashon way.

    how much such a chick will cost?? may be $$$$$$ man I really don't think tat such a chick is even exist!

    Well I hope that I am wrong and that man can find such a chick.

    what about people who want to rais organic chickens for eggs?
    I think the chick who comes from hatchery is not organic because his parents were eating medicated feed!

    I think that IO am crazy, I hope I don't driveyou crazy.

    Omran
     
  2. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess in a way there are no true pure bred chickens. They say the jungle fowl is the start of all breeds and each chicken breed desended from them.

    However, hatching from an incubator does not take away from its purity. But an answer to your question is that there are hundreds of breeders who has birds descended for more than 10 generations.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Thank you Moduckman, one more ? what a bout the chicken on that Island Kee west florida???
    they might be pure [​IMG]
     
  4. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm not sure, but I think that those chickens are like the ones you find running all over the place in Hawaii. They are a feral, mutt breed that have mixed over many generations with other breeds that escaped domestication. Isolation does not make a pure breed.
     
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I think you could find true bred chickens from the Amish, seeing they would be raising them without incubators and such.[​IMG]
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    If you want birds with strong parenting tendencies, look for ones advertised as "heritage" because that means they are able to reproduce naturally, grow more slowly, and I forget the third thing, but that is along the lines of what you are asking, no?

    Rhode Island Reds are a breed known to not be broody, but there are heritage strains of RIR that are actually normal broody, raise their ownn babies and other breeds as well. Good luck. I can see why you would want a broody to do the work. They are so much better than an incubator.
     
  7. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:Not necesarily - the Amish around here just turn their chickens all loose to free range, and whomever will breed with whomever else is there. They are in it for the eggs and meat that comes from them, not for pure breeds.

    meri
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I'm not sure I understand the question...are you looking for pure breeds (as in APA recognized breeds) or birds that are good broodys? As previously stated, using an incubator in no way lessens the purity of a chick. Getting chicks from a hatchery would be fine for organic eggs, just feed them organic from the day they arrive. The "key west chickens" are just mixed breeds that are feral in that area of Florida, they're not a pure breed.
     
  9. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I am really sorry I confused everybody here, well my bad.
    what I want to know if I can get any breed (standared old chicken) from a family which never was from an incubator, ( i mean the whole family from grama and grandPa for generations).
    Once again I am sorry for not making my question clear.

    Omran
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There are lots of people who hatch with broody hens year after year. I use an incubator because broodiness cannot be predicted in a hen. When I want to set eggs I can't hope a hen goes broody and hatches out the eggs. If I could do that I wouldn't have need of an incubator.
     

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