Tetra Tints??

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

  1. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The people at the Tractor Supply I went to didn't know what Tetra Tints are! lol But, I bought some anyway.

    I've did some research, and from what I have read they are mostly white hens, but can have some darker markings. They are very heavy producers of a light creamy colored egg. The hens get to be about 5 pounds.
    They were bred by Mt. Healthy Hatchery exclusively for Tractor Supply.

    I wonder if they are just another name for Amberlinks? *Fingers Crossed!*
     
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  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    I got chicks from assorted last year. All looked like sexlinks.
     
  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Forgot to mention I fell for the tetra tints as well. They were so friendly. The girl at TSC did tell me they were bred for TSC. I found this forum trying to locate the hatchery they use. So the little gals have already did good work for me, and they cant be but a few days old.[​IMG]
     
  4. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Oh, I was gonna ask what Amberlinks are?
     
  5. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a photo of an Amberlink about midway down this page: http://www.rarebreedchicken.co.uk/page/hybrid_chickens_for_sale

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    bought a couple chicks from Tractor Supply last Spring, one turned out to be a White Leghorn, and the other turned out to be an Amberlink. It was the first i'd seen or even heard of one, and I just fell in love with the breed! lol They are a sex link, I think they come from a White Rock hen and a Rhode Island Red roo? Not sure on that.. Welcome to Backyardchickens, by the way! [​IMG]
     
  6. chicachick

    chicachick Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have bought some tetra tints for the first time this year. Mine are 2 weeks old today, getting lots of dark brown feathers in with their light tan ones. They are sweet birds for sure [​IMG] I was told they are brown egg layers and high production as well. I also have two leghorns (i am guessing) in the mix as well. Have fun with your new babies![​IMG]
     
  7. aprhardy

    aprhardy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my chicken madness I brought 8 of the Tetra Tints home from TSC, not to mention I have 25 LF Light Brahma's coming in the mail in 2 weeks!! I would LOVE to know what these little girls (yes I got the already sexed ones bc with 3-4 roo's I'm not taking any chances on getting more boys!) will look like when they get older, right now they are adorable little yellow fluff balls with some very very light brown markings on them. Does anyone have adult pictures of the Tetra Tints?
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  8. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicachick! Is there any possible way you could post pics of your Tetra Tints? Mine are still very small (few days old), and not being able to find a photo of an older Tetra Tint (even a couple weeks old lol) is driving me crazy! ha [​IMG]
     
  9. mama2many

    mama2many Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got the tetra tints too! Cant wait to see what they look like-like a little suprise. Got them with 2 white leghorns and drew a line on the leghorns heads so we could tell them apart. Not much difference at this age......
     
  10. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is my tetratint at 2 weeks old. She is mostly white with black spot on her back and head, and very very light beige on her chest/neck.
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