Show quality breeders in Illinois

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by mikeb, May 18, 2010.

  1. mikeb

    mikeb New Egg

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    I'm wondering if any one knows of any great, show quality chicken breeders in Illinois or surrounding areas? My preference is toward a place that would allow pick up.
     
  2. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    Mike, You don't say where in Illinois you are. I went to the Illini Show in Belvidere last September, not to show but to learn, and got a listing of all the participants in the show. It doesn't tell you what they entered but I could match the number on the birds cage with the breeder and wrote some on the listing that I was interested in. At some point in the future, I will mail a request asking about their stock. I went to the breed club site for the breed I wanted and received the names of two breeders, one in MN and one WI, I wrote them both and one returned an email. You might try that. I would suggest you look at the Breeds, Showing, Genetics forum and find the breed thread that you're interested in. If you don't find a breeder from Illinois there, someone may know of one. List on the Wanted to Buy forum for show quality "......" whatever breed you want. And...............[​IMG]
     
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  3. EweSheep

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    If you are interested in Welsummers and Spitzhaubens, I do know a few breeders here in Illinois. It would help if you can tell us of your location so we can pin point which is closer or if you want to take a drive for the day.
     

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