Pure Buff Orps???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redsoxs, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hi, Buff Lovers....I hope I can intrude with a question. I have a big mixed flock of chickens, including some Buff Orps. It wasn't until I found BYC that I learned that sometimes hatcheries don't sell "pure" lines. I am writing because I work with a lady who is looking for pure heritage Buff Orps for her daughter who is heavily into 4-H and the County Fair. She was disappointed last year to learn her Buffs she entered were not up to standard. Are there any hatcheries out there from whom a person can secure what she is looking for? Or does it have to be a breeder? And does that mean show quality? As you can see this isn't my area of expertise and any help you can provide would be much appreciated! Thank you!
  2. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2010
    There are few hatcheries that sell birds that come anywhere near that breeds standards. Urch and turnland is one of the few that do.

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