Pics of IDEAL poultry chickens??????

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Jeff9118, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    Greenup KY
    Hey I have been thinking about ordering chicks from Ideal Poultry. Mostly bantams but I worry a little since they do not use pics of thier own stock. After seeing this thread I think I might know why. If you have ordered chicks from them and now they are adults I would love to see pics of them so please post them. I am most interested in seeing pics of breeds they have claimed to develop since most of what I am interested in are those. I do expect them to be hatchery stock but I am also not in the business of wasting my money. Please post pics good or bad and only of adults. Also add if you ordered others of the same breed and if the pics are of the best ones you recieved or the worst. This is not a thread to badmouth this company or leave negative feedback on them. Lets let the pics speak for themselves. You are welcome to leave positive comments. Lets not have an Ideal bash though. Thank you
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    My chicks from Ideal are not grown yet, but I am pleased with them so far. My order included 4 self-blue d'Uccles. They all have heavy foot feathering -- can't really tell about the beards and muffs yet!

    Just keep in mind that it's a HATCHERY, not a dedicated breeder of a specific breed.
  3. tamsflock

    tamsflock Songster

    Nov 13, 2008
    Ashville, Alabama
    I got Welsummers, Polish and turkens from them they are 6 months old. I will get pictures up later of them. I am happy with mine. The Turkens or naked necks are huge!!
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    My last order from Ideal came last Sept.

    I love my 2 Mille Fleur d'Uccles

    The others are standards.
    Cochins-both are bigger & fluffier than my first Cochin that is much older.

    Barred Rock

    My latest order of 36 chicks from Ideal is supposed to be here tomorrow!
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  5. I too got some chicks and ducklings from Ideal and I am very pleased. Of course I am only looking on the petside of things not as a breeder or shower(?). They are about 7 1/2 weeks now and have feathered nicely.
    Here are some pics of them including our runner ducks...yes they don't look like showbirds, but they are cute enough for the money I paid.
    and here are some pics of my hens and they were from Ideal last year.

    Ps I know it seems as if I don't have enough nestingboxes, but I have 5 boxes to 7 ladies, and they all seem to want the same....
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  6. mjjobbins

    mjjobbins Songster

    May 1, 2008
    Bartlett, TN
    Those are some healthy looking chickens, y'all. I have some Houdans and Buff orps that are still juvenile but I'm pleased.
  7. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Pearl River,Louisiana
    I have been very happy w/ Ideal. my babies are a month old all living . Have my bamtams comming in mid may. Happy with Ideal babies. Beautiful birds.[​IMG]
  8. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    Greenup KY
    I will have to say so far all the ones I am seeing on here look good and like the breed to me so thanks guys and keep the pics coming. What I was interested in the most was the bantam OE in the unusual colors they created themselves. Does anyone have any of them?

    kycklingmamma what breed is the buff roo with the speckles in its neck and feathered legs in the center of pic #2?
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I've ordered Spitzhaubens from Ideal and they did well even I had to cull alot to get to the specifics for the breed itself.

    I had some goreous black Australorp pullets, they were excellent egg layers and beetle black as they can be!

    As for the pic, that looks like either a Buff Cochin or Buff Brahma.
  10. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Songster

    I have some 6 week old lemon blue OEGBs and blue tailed mille fleur OEGBs from Ideal. They are fully feathered. The only pics on my computer are from when they were younger. Later this afternoon I'll take some new ones and post them.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009

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