so, if I'm looking for Barnevelders. . .

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by horsewishr, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and have exhausted myself googling, can I assume there are none to be found around here? (W. Michigan). I emailed one guy (web citation was from 2005), and never heard back.

    Do people who have rare breeds like to keep them to themselves? I live in a VERY Dutch town, so I was thinking I'd see some Dutch breeds at the fair. But no luck. I'll keep looking.

    I just wondered how rare the "rare" breeds really are.
     
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    I've been thinking about that breed as well. Here's a hatchery that I've found... http://www.bluehenhatchery.com/yourbasket.html However... I've never used them and don't know how good they are.

    If you use them, let me know how they are. Thinking about ordering some next year.
     
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    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering if the Wellsummers are similar. Those are available thru other big hatcheries. I think if you really want the best quality and want to show, you need to find a breeder who does that to get better birds.
     
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    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that's the question, though. How to find a breeder. There seems to be nobody within 150 miles of me. And the mail orders only do straight run 25+ chicks. I guess getting a couple of pullets is impossible.
     
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    ideal-poultry.com
    their minimum order is $25 ($20 when I ordered) and they sell sexed barnevelder pullets.
     
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    Alphagamchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi horsewishr,

    I just happened upon your thread. I live in Clarkston, MI and bought some hatching eggs this spring from a guy in Owosso. That is a bit east of Lansing. We hatched 17 out of 24 eggs-great results I thought. He has both Barnevelders and Welsummers. His email is [email protected]. He has many different kinds of chickens. I bought silkie, frizzle and maran eggs from him.
     
  8. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL. That's the guy I mentioned in my original post. He finally emailed back and said he only has one pair of Barnies, and that they're not producing fertile eggs.

    My biggest problem is that I only want TWO pullets. And hatching eggs make me nervous, because I don't want roosters (husband forbids them because he doesn't want the hens pecked).

    Do you think, if I bought hatching eggs, that I could find homes for any "extras" (especially roos)? I'm thinking that because they're a rare breed, I might be able to. But if I couldn't, I'd be in BIG trouble.
     
  9. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alphagamchick, I sent you a PM.
     

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