Rainbow Chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SarahBChick, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. SarahBChick

    SarahBChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is anyone familiar with this breed?
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never heard of them - where did you get them?
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. SarahBChick

    SarahBChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased them through Tractor Supply's online store, they should be delivered this coming Tuesday
     
  5. brucifer

    brucifer Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a Heinz 57 LF breed. I know someone who used to raise them. Rainbows each look different and lay different colored eggs. What they have in common is that they are good dual purpose birds, (i.e. - They are both good egg layers and good meat birds.)
     
  6. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Now a Heinz 57 I recognize.......[​IMG]
     
  7. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting.... So they aren't really a breed?
     
  8. SarahBChick

    SarahBChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh! So it's not an actual breed then?! Interesting! Well we have plenty of Heinz 57 dogs at home so why not chickens!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I have heard of them but, never seen one.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They've been around for a few years, I forget which hatchery right off. Same as the Pioneers, or probably similar to the Sagittas . Not a breed, but a mix the individual hatchery has concocted to be an alternative meat bird. Some folks have held hens over and they've been decent enough layers, but the roosters tend to be too big for breeding and aggressive breeders, from what I've read here.

    maybe check out the meat bird section and do a search, I think there are several threads there about them.
     

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