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Meyer Meal Maker... Any guesses?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickpeaCT, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. ChickpeaCT

    ChickpeaCT Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's my 2 day old Chick that I received as a Meyer Mealmaker. She is a hearty eater! My best guess is a White Plymouth Rock. But maybe a Buff Orpington???

    What do you think?

    Cheers,
    Corinne
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X2 on the White Rock or Leghorn, don't think they do cornish for meal makers? The White Orps usually aren't quite that white/yellow as chicks more grayish to them.
     
  3. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a plain old leghorn to me.
     
  4. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say the typical Cornish cross that all the hatcheries use. They look just like any other white colored chicken Leghorns, White Rocks or even BO's) when they're chicks.They just eat more.
     
  5. ChickpeaCT

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    I hope it's not a Cornish X. I'm not prepared to raise meat birds!
     
  6. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't send a cornishx as an extra with a laying order. Its probably a white rock or a white Jersey Giant. The legs don't look yellow enough for a Leghorn.
     
  7. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just going off the name "Mealmaker" But it's very possible it could be just a typical Leghorn, White Rock or even Buff Orpington. I was just assuming because of the name.
     
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Going to Meyer’s site, here is what they say a Meal Maker is.

    A Meyer Meal Maker is a FREE baby chick from Meyer Hatchery. Raise the chick to laying / butchering age and simply donate the eggs or meat produced from that bird to a local family or charity. Whether you order 3 layers or 300, you can request a Meyer Meal Maker on every order you place. Same goes for meat birds! This is just one, simple way you and your family can get involved and make a difference in your community.

    Looking at Meyer’s breeds, that chick might be Austra White, Leghorn, Columbian Wyandotte, Delaware, Jersey Giant, White Rock or maybe a broiler. There are possibly some other options. I don’t see feathers on the legs so that at least eliminates some choices.
     

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