Show quality birds at Strombergs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by tiki244, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have heard on here that Strombergs only gets its chickens from other hatcheries and then reships them. But does anyone have experience with the birds that they are representing as show quality and charging a considerable more money for? Or know of anything about this? Thanks
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've never ordered chicks from them, but I don't think anyone can sell eggs or chicks as show quality.....I suppose they all have the potential to be show quality, but that wouldn't show up as eggs or chicks.
     
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    I agree with Katy, the best they can do is provide chicks from show quality breeding pairs -- but can they really be sure that's what they're selling? Can you?
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Thanks for the input and no I cant be sure . For the price I dont want to try.
     
  5. steffano2

    steffano2 New Egg

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    Quote:They are getting their hatching eggs from a poultry breeder/judge who shows his stock and he does breed to the Standard of Perfection. It does not mean that you will get show quality chicks but the chances are much better at getting birds that are closer to the Standard of Perfection.

    Cheers,
    Steffano2
     
  6. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I think they get *some* of their breeds from private breeders. The breeds that are "for show" on their page. The rest, I think they come from another hatchery.
     
  7. rocketmail

    rocketmail Out Of The Brooder

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    On Strombergs is $3.75 per female Australorp chick a fair price?[​IMG]
     
  8. windyflat

    windyflat Out Of The Brooder

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    Look at what Duane Urch offers for sale and compare it to what Stromberg's offers.
    Only difference is price.
    One is MUCH higher than the other.
    I'm talking about the show quality matings only.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  9. doug47

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    I have my own opinion on show birds/show quality. I rather buy from a breeder who is known for their show birds and their winnings. Someone who breeds according to the book Standard of perfection. I can order chicks from a hatchery but most likely they have a lot of defects. Like I said just my opinion.
     

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