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sunrise surprise chicks from Ideal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RobinEgg, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Songster

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    did anyone else order any from Ideal I ordered 25 roos and 8 pullets, I seem to have alot of odd colored chicks with alot of rose type combs. Some of these chicks don't really resemble any breed that I know, just wondering if they send mutt chicks as sunrise surprise.
     
  2. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Hatcheries don't sell mixed breed chicks.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Uh-huh, Easter Eggers! [​IMG]

    Not sure about the sunrise suprise. If you shoot their customer service an email, I'm sure they'd give you an answer. [​IMG]

    I've ordered from Ideal before, always got pure breeds that I was wanting.
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    The Easter Eggers are bred from other Easter Eggers LOL, as pure as an Easter Egger could get.

    The eggs are bought from various breeding farms that keep large flocks of individual breeds; they do not crossbreed with the exception of intentional hybrids.
     
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:can you post a pick for all to see?
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    EEs can come in just about any color and have pea combs. I bet you got some of those. What color are their legs?
     
  8. BantyHugger

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    May 23, 2008
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    Ideal always sends me extra EE roos. I'm not sure if their cross breeds but 1 had a walnut comb. Maybe some of the experts could tell you if they were pure chicks or not. Pics please![​IMG]
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Equibling~

    I picked him out of the straight run assorted bantam bin. There were all sorts of breeds in there. As a baby he was about the size of the bantam cochin and brahma pullets I picked up. I was randomly selecting feather legged chicks and didn't know anything much about breeds (at the time) except that I wanted some cochins. [​IMG]
     
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