rainbow chicks

mikeypalone

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 5, 2011
168
3
81
henry co.
have seen these advertised more and more lately,along with tetra tints, are these the color of the chickens at maturity ? Does it have anything to do with egg color ? Where would one find these ?
 

HEChicken

Crowing
12 Years
Aug 12, 2009
7,552
216
376
BuCo, KS
My Coop
My Coop
Generally "rainbow" refers to the color of eggs you will get from that particular assortment. Of course, the chicks will probably also be different colors, since they will be of different breeds.
 

Blaineiac

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 30, 2011
120
5
91
Some hatcheries offer "Rainbow Rangers" I've heard these are Freedom rangers with a name change. These are a broiler type bird. Meyer offers a Rainbow Pullet Assortment. These are just a mix of different egg colors. Good luck. Blaine
 

cmfarm

Crowing
May 3, 2010
1,492
514
281
Elgin, TX
I was reading on a website (can't remember where) that they were working on a rainbow chicken breed that all the chickens in that breed came in different colors (I guess like the Icelandics and Flower hens).
 

mikeypalone

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 5, 2011
168
3
81
henry co.
I found that Mt Healthy offers "dixie rainbow" chicks. They are brown egg layers but the adults are of mixed colors. Some time ago I read an ad that stated they lay different shades of eggs. I can't find it now nor can I remember but it was a hatchery.
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Feb 2, 2009
27,862
22,031
907
Southeast Louisiana
From the ones I've seen, the "rainbow" refers to the color of the chickens, not the eggs. They might or might not throw in a few Marans or Welsummers for dark eggs or EE's for green or blue eggs, but the ones I have seen don't guarantee that. They just throw a mix of different breeds, colors, and patterns of whatever chicks they hatch.

They never know exactly how the hatch will go. It is a good marketing tool for them to get rid of the excess chicks they hatch. They normally hatch popular breeds, colors, and patterns, so most people are happy with what they get.
 

mikeypalone

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 5, 2011
168
3
81
henry co.
I'm just looking to add to my "egg flock" this spring. Just wondered if any one had tried these for eggs . These are just a back yard flock Thanks
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom