Meyer Meal Maker Chick - HELP ID!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JennCrow10, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. JennCrow10

    JennCrow10 Just Hatched

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    I just received my chick order from Meyer Hatchery and received a "Meal Maker" chick with my order. I am hoping someone might be able to help me ID her. I will post photo below. Thanks!
     
  2. JennCrow10

    JennCrow10 Just Hatched

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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To young to tell. How I understand it though is that if you order layers it will be a layer of another breed. And if you order meat birds it will be another meat bird. What did you order? Layers or meat birds?
     
  4. JennCrow10

    JennCrow10 Just Hatched

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    Layers
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    The very name 'meal maker' makes me think this is a meat bird bred for table. And it's most likely a cockerel. It will be interesting to see what it grows up to be!
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meyer Hatchery said it would be a White Leghorn pullet.
     
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  7. JennCrow10

    JennCrow10 Just Hatched

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    They call them "Meal Makers" because you are supposed to donate either their eggs or meat to a family less fortunate and help them make a meal. If you order laying females, it should be another laying female and if you order broilers it would be another meat bird.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think it will be a layer breed maybe white Leghorn (great layers)
     
  9. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with those guessing Leghorn, or maybe possibly a White Rock? [​IMG] I've gotten a few Mealmakers with orders of layers, and they've been anywhere from Rocks to Buff Orps.

    ~Alex
     
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  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That's good to know!
     

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