Panic! Problem at Meyer Hatchery made me change breeds :(

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LizzzyJo, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. LizzzyJo

    LizzzyJo Chirping

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    Hi All,

    I spent 6 months looking forward to my newest chick order and my first roo (Black Jersey Giant). I wanted a HUGE, docile, pet rooster for my girls. I did all of the research in the world to make my decision. Now, Meyer just called to say that none of their Jersey eggs are viable. I also had to swap out my planned speckled sussex girl for a wyandotte, but that matters less to me.
    Under DURESS, I chose a Buff Brahma roo. The hatchery was SO NICE and helpful, but I am just so disappointed. To change in 20 seconds something that I took months to decide is hard. And my 1 rooster is a big decision.
    Did I make the right call? Are they handsome birds in person? Are they nice? Will he look as big and impressive as a BJG?
     
  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Songster

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    Brahmas are known as gentle giants, so I think you made the right decision.
     
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Your Brahma will take 2 years to reach his mature size. He will be a gentle majestic bird to live with your hens.
     
  4. TropicalBabies

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    I think the Buff Brahma roo will win your heart. Your BJG will be a fading memory soon. I had a Light Brahma roo and he was BIG and HANDSOME and eventually a great guy. Big, big, big. show stopper. I just canceled my order of Buff Brahmas because it was wishful thinking on my part. I just ran out of room. I had to sadly give my boy away. I am happy for you. :D:thumbsup Sept 6 2018 061.jpg Sept 6 2018 146.jpg Sept 6 2018 065.jpg
    PS. He was still pretty young and still growing at time of these photos. He was a handsome sweetheart. <3
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I think that you will like him. The only drawback for me is the feathered legs and feet - I have a miserable clay soil here that is rough on feather legged birds.
     
  6. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Here’s a few photos of my blue buff columbian Brahma cockerels
    Zues and Hercules.

    This is Zeus
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    Hercules
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    Brahmas are very quiet, friendly and docile, they really are “gentle giants”
    I’m planning on breeding mine this year
     
  7. TropicalBabies

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    My goodness, a bunch of stunning beauties in chicken paradise :love .
     
  8. LizzzyJo

    LizzzyJo Chirping

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    I am worried about that too. I have never considered a feather foot before because my land gets marshy. I hope it will be OK.
     
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  9. LizzzyJo

    LizzzyJo Chirping

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  10. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Yes, they all get on great with eachother. :D
     

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