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Meyer Hatchery bargain bin - surprise is what I got!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by jtbrown, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took a road trip on Dec 7th to Meyer Hatchery in Polk, Ohio. I had ordered 5 blue splash Maran. On way there called and added on 6 EE and 8 Welsummer that were hatchery overruns. All pullets. I got there and they have a bargain bin. 6 what I call 'chipmunk' looking pullets, unknown breeds, already a week old $2 a piece, I hand picked out 6 of the birds with no rhyme or reason, figured they were all brown leghorn or something similar. And cheep.

    Imagine my surprise when the 6 birds started looking different. I think 2 may be brown leghorn, but 1 is a dorking - extra toe and all and 3 - yes 3 - appear to be Cream Legbars! One of their most expensive birds.

    Anyone else had similar experience? I called Meyer Hatchery and had a talk with customer service and she confirmed that occasionally the rare breeds are in the bargain bin. Couldn't 100% confirm, but she let me know it was possible. I will try to attach a pic or 2.

    Feeling like I hit the jackpot. I have a mid sized flock, and the Marans were my treat as I had wanted them since I started perusing breeds before I got chickens 5 years ago. I like a pretty mixed flock, with lots of variation in egg color. I am so excited!
     
  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top left is what I think is my 6 week old Cream Legbar, bottom left is what I believe is my Dorking, top right is blue Splash Maran and bottom right is an EE.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is the jackpot, nice looking birds.
     

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