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Tetra Tints??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dablits607, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. dablits607

    dablits607 New Egg

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    Hello Everyone! I'm new to this and I have a questions. Started with chicks last year. I love them! Just purchased 24 more chicks today(pullets) and was told that the breed was Tetra Tints.
    I can't seem to find a picture to see what they are going to look like as adults. Can someone help??
     
  2. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like it could be a new line of Sex Links ???? like golden comets , cinnamon queens etc.
     
  3. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    It could be another name for Easter Egger (Ameraucana cross) that lays green eggs. [​IMG]
     
  4. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tetra Tints are EE's feed stores and TSC sell them as Tetra Tints some times.
     
  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    I have 2 EE's. Here they are now:

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    and here they are when I got them

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    Do they look familiar? EE's don't always look the same, keep that in mind.

    Oh, and [​IMG]
     
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    tetra tints are a type of white chicken who lay white eggs lol [​IMG] they are a lot like white leghorns...


    (i've ha d a few from tsc.)
     
  7. dablits607

    dablits607 New Egg

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    Thanks for the response. This is a great way to get information!!
    They told me that these chickens lay brown eggs. I like them best. I started last year. I have 13 comets and love them!! Decided to increase my flock..lol
     
  8. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Quote:Tetra Tints are a hybred specificly bred for TSC. They are white similar to a leg horn but lay brown eggs. They have a high egg production with a low feed intake requirement. Making them cost effective. I have no idea what breeds they used to get these and like any hybred they will not breed true. If you want more you will have to go to TSC. If you go to the google bar at the top of the page and type in tetra tints it will pull up all the threads on BYC about them. I tryed to get some but they are not available in central Fl.
    Oh and [​IMG]
     
  9. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    I was told by a employee at the TSC that the tetra tint was bred especially for TSC. I have 3 because I love the suspence. Also I got 3 from the specialty breed tub. I hope to post pics. No clue on this end.
     
  10. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    I am glad to know they are close to leghorns. I was going to get a couple leghorns this year. That will be my very first white egg layers. Also a relative gave me 3 TSC chicks last year. They were white. They grew up to be white rocks, my very first of that breed. I loved them.
     

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