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  1. varmit chicken

    varmit chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    I am a new member and excited to learn tons about chickens. I started with chickens 2 years ago and am hooked, I don't know how I went so many years without them. :) I recently bought 3 rainbow chicks 1 week old at the feed store, they said it is a new breed. Does anyone out there have them I would love to see photos of what they look like and any info about them I can get.
    Thanks to you all.
    Varmit chicken
     
  2. White Leghorn

    White Leghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG] from Western NC! PM me with any questions you have! Can you post some pics of your chicks?
     
  3. varmit chicken

    varmit chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah I haven't got a way to upload a photo at this time, I can later. Do you have any info on rainbow chickens or photos?
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, varmit chicken, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock. Not sure if there is a rainbow breed. I know feed stores and hatcheries sometimes see a "rainbow layer" package that consist of a mix of breeds that lay different shades of brown eggs and the occasional green or blue egger. Good luck to you!
     
  5. White Leghorn

    White Leghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of a rainbow chicken unless you are referring to what some places consider mixed breeds and egg layers or referring to Easter Eggers!
     
  6. varmit chicken

    varmit chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a "new Breed" it comes from the Hoovers Hatchery, Inc. It shows a picture but it is small.
    Here is what it says in the book from the Hatchery
    ( The Rainbow is a dual purpose bird (egg layers and meat birds, It has one of the most unique feather color patterns you will ever see. It has every color you can imagine --- no two birds look alike!! The hens lay large brown eggs. The males reach market weight around 12 weeks. 5 lbs.))

    They are adorable and real friendly. Once I can I will put a photo up of my chicks... the wings already look somewhat colorful.
     
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    varmit chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    varmit chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Go to the website and type in Rainbow chicken and a photo will show up. :) but it is a small photo
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC

    Those rainbows look really neat. Good luck with your new chicks
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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