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Murray McMurray & Ideal Poultry Hatchery's Polish

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by josh44, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. josh44

    josh44 Songster

    Jun 16, 2008
    San Antonio Texas
    Has enyone ever ordered polish from mcmurray hatchery or Ideal Poultry???

    Please post Pics.

  2. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Songster

    Jan 18, 2010
    I've ordered them from Murray McMurray years ago, but can't testify to their quality now. They were good then.
  3. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Songster

    Sep 8, 2010
    Quote:I've ordered chickens from McMurray several times. In my last order I received 4 polish. 2 golden, 1 silver, and 1 white crested black. They're beautiful beautiful birds. Unfortunatley, the last one was eaten by a raccoon last week:/ But I recommend McMurray.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    There was a whole thread on this some time ago.

    If you don't know chickens well, any Polish looks the same, and can be called beautiful. Otherwise, no, Murray McMurray does not have good polish. Their Buff Laced Polish aren't even laced, their Silver Laced can vary but are usually spangled, not laced, and their gold laced are usually more spangled than laced. Their White Crested Blacks can vary, but are often quite pretty. Also, a lot of their polish have tiny, spindly, nasty looking crests.

    Here's a WCB.

    Here's another with a small, spindly crest.

    Here's a Silver Laced. Her crest has been trimmed, but I got VERY lucky with her lacing. Her "sister" was almost all white.
  5. X2Farm

    X2Farm Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    I've got 4 polish from Ideal, now approx 7weeks old. They've all turned out beautifully!! They all have beautiful crests. Even the cockrels have good crests, though spikey. The two pullets have full fluffy crests, with one having to be trimmed for vision issues!! If I were gonna order more polish, I would order from Ideal in a heartbeat! Very pleased with the quality [​IMG]
  6. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    I ordered 1 Buff Laced Polish from Murry McMurray in March, she just started laying this week!
    I'm personally very happy with how she's matured, her lacing is crisp and even.
    She has a full beard and nice crest feathers, IMHO. I don't know much about the Polish standard, but I'm happy with her!

    This is Dorota. She's a dirty girl in these pictures, dust bathing!


    & as a chick.
  7. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Pacific NorthWest
    Here are some Ideal Polish which I ordered in July 2010. They are now 9 weeks old. The pics were taken 2 weeks ago.

    Supposedly, Black crested white, but it looks more like a black crested splash. Which I don't mind.

    Silver laced polish, I was told by another BYC member that the lacing will turn out better as they age.

    A silver laced and a gold laced. You can tell the lacing isn't great, and they are still juveniles in this pic, but I hope their lacing gets better when they mature.

  8. drowningcreek

    drowningcreek In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2011
    North Georgia
    We ordered 5 GL Polish from mcMurray and all arrived heathy and vibrant. In fact we ordered 35 chicks total, received 38 and all are doing great. Was really happy about McMurray's service and the hardiness of the birds. It's our first order with them and we would order from them again. We were looking for birds to add to our barnyard flock and these fit the bill perfectly. We will be buying some more from local breeders as time goes on, but I would not hesitate to order from McMurrays again.

    The young Polish have been very friendly and inquisitive. Can't wait to see what the adults look like. Should be interesting.
  9. taprock

    taprock Songster

    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern L.P. Michigan
    Last August I ordered 50 from McMurray. We received 53 I kept 27 and sold the rest. We lost one in shipping and 2 just weakened and didn't make it. While not show quality the rest are nice birds with good lacing and nice crests. After weeding out the 9 roosters down to 3 and losing some to predators we still have 18 of them left. I haven't gotten Polish anywhere else so I don't have a comparison but we were happy with ours.
  10. Joe K.

    Joe K. In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    Clinton MA
    The wife wanted me to get some of thoes..... Now that she just saw all the pictures Im being told to get some....

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