The Awesome Meyer deal... not much variety.. what did you get?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickensducks&agoose, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. I just got my awesome meyer deal in the mail this morning, $35 (including shipping) for 25 'Rainbow Layers'. I got what looks like half EEs, 2 barred rocks, and half RIR? Not as much variety as I was hoping though... how about you?


    but still, an AWESOME deal!
     
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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing 9 Years

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    Hmm, the special is supposed to be no less than 5 different breeds from what the ad said - I'd call and check on that - I ordered mine for next week, so I will let you know.
     
  3. I can't tell them apart! I called Meyer, and explained that I could only identify 3 different kinds of birds, and they said "It's possible that they ran out of different kinds at the end." HELLO? Guarantee? so now I'm disappointed. Looks like RIR, EE and 2 BR. are there any other chipmunky breeds?

    eta: the ee are apparently welsummer.
     
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  4. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

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    We had a chipmonky looking one and it turned out to be a Brahma (a mean roo at that, LOL)
     
  5. okiehen

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    EPIC FAIL!!!! I called Meyer, and explained that I could only identify 3 different kinds of birds, and they said "It's possible that they ran out of different kinds at the end." HELLO? Guarantee? so now I'm disappointed and a little miffed. Looks like RIR, EE and 2 BR. are there any other chipmunky breeds?

    Chipmunk colored chicks could be any of the following breeds: meyer has all 4 breeds
    speckled sussex
    light brown leghorn
    golden phoenix
    welsummer​
     
  6. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Songster

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    My baby welsummers look like chipmunks!

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  7. write2caroline

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    My golden laced Wyandottes looked chickmunkee too
    Caroline
     
  8. how can you tell a welsummer from an EE?
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welsummer chicks have very defined, dark Vs on their heads. (See the photos in Luke's post.) The EEs I've seen did not have that in their "chipmunky" looks.
     
  10. I'm going to go back out there and check!
     

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