old style dual purpose breeds what hatchery?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by BirchHatchery, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. BirchHatchery

    BirchHatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone no of a hatchery that sell the old style BIG Dual Propuse breed roosters? i no they all sell roosters but i want the old style big ones not the bred down small egg production onces. Im interestedin in any kinds of roosters
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Most hatcheries sell Delawares or even sex link roos. McMurray sells heavies... cochins, brahmas, delwares etc....
     
  3. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most any hatchery I would think
     
  4. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bougth my Dominiques from Ideal. A few of mine grew very fast and large, and some are rather small. Someone told me their dominiques grew very big and plump.
     
  5. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I was concerned about size, I wouldn't buy from a hatchery. I'd shop around for a good breeder raising the bird I was interested in.

    I went with hatchery for my Dark Cornish becuase I was in a hurry and didn't know what I was doing. They are okay, but jusr okay. Now I'm going to be shopping around for some good breeding stock to pump up the genetics.

    Oh, and if you want a duel purpose breed, you are going to want more than roosters. Otherwise, there is no point to other half of the dual.

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  6. BirchHatchery

    BirchHatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok let me explain bettwer what i want im looking to order 50-100 roosters for meat purposes. I am looking for hatchery that sells the old style rhode island reds not the bred down ones or other REAL dual purpose breeds do yall understand what i mean i want TRUE meat purpose roosters and im not interested in CORNISH ROCKS so dont imply them
     
  7. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a guy in PA that sells them. He is supposed to have the best stock around.... before they started mixing production breeds into them. He said he has the purest lines around. I talked to him on the phone a few months ago, as he we trying to sell me some of them. Honestly though, I blew it off, and can't remember if I saved his number or not. If I find it I will let you know.

    I'm going to take a complete guess but I believe it was Knob Poultry? A shear guess but will look for you.

    I use the cornish crosses which is why I didn't think anything of it.
     
  8. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    what about the colored rangers? Or Buckeyes grow out pretty nice.
     
  9. Baybrio

    Baybrio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Central Hatchery says that they have the large RIR's. You might try to google for their web site.
     
  10. BirchHatchery

    BirchHatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i look it up im between Central hatchery and Ridegway hatchery
     

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