Quality of ideal poultry 's birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cw, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    i dont know if this is where this ? should go but i will ask anyway.

    how many of you have bought pylmouth rock chickens from ideal? (Barred and or white)


    I am not try to form an opinion of the hatchery, but one of the strand of birds they carrry.

    were they good looking birds? met weight and height requirements for the breed Etc?

    Goog layers, good eaters, any genetic defaults,
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I ordered one barred rock pullet from them. But considering they were a hatchery, I was expecting show quality birds; and I never got any. They are nice birds though as far as personality. Mine is 19 weeks and should be laying soon. The barring wasn't even like on birds bred by breeders. As far as laying I don't have a clue yet. lol Hope this helped.
     
  3. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    well they dont have to be show quality but i would like to get what i pay for!
    at 19 weeks how muck does your hen weigh?
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've heard they have GREAT leghorns.
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

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    Quote:I am not sure. I haven't weighed them since the were two weeks old lol. She does feel like a standard breed though. Tomorrow, if you'd like, I could weigh her and I'll let you know. [​IMG]
     
  6. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    if woulnt mind? sure would be nice to compare her to one of murrurys birds/ do you have a pic of her?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have two BR hens from Ideal, Lexie and Ivy. Lexie is very small for a standard BR hen three years old. She barely hits 5 lb. Ivy is much larger in body, but her barring is very "ghosty". She looks more like a Cuckoo Marans except for her yellow legs. Barred Rocks are some that hatcheries usually get very wrong.
     
  8. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    thanks i have heard there barring is faint on a lot of there birds
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have no issue with their temperament or laying capabilities and wouldnt trade them for anything, but if you are wanting BRs close to the Standard of Perfection, you probably want a breeder, not a hatchery.
     
  10. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have birds that are supposed to be barred hollands from Ideal. They lay tan, not white eggs like they are supposed to. The rooster looks really good but the hens are more laced than barred. One looks pretty good. They are friendly, healthy and fun to have around, but I do not think they are a good strain of barred hollands.
     

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