Welp hatchery? Do they have high quality show birds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bayrider16, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Bayrider16

    Bayrider16 In the Brooder

    Feb 19, 2013
    Guys, i need your help. Have any of you ordered SHOW chickens from Welp and recieved good ribbons? I usually order from McMurray hatchery, and i did GREAT at fair. But their completley out of everything i want, so im forced to go with Welp. I would like some pictures of your show birds from Welp, and please tell me the ribbon he/she recieved. Im very hesitant to go with Welp, since i loved the birds i got through McMurray. Thanks!! I would like pictures ASAP. :)
  2. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Crowing

    Mar 24, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    I've never ordered from Welp, but personally, I wouldn't show hatchery stock birds. There's a huge difference between show lines and feedstore/hatchery lines.
    I would recommend you try to find a breeder of the breed you want and order eggs/chicks from them. [​IMG]
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

    Jul 28, 2008
    SilkiesForEver is correct, you won't find true show quality birds from any of the major hatcheries. You would need to find a breeder. What breeds are you looking for?
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    If you're showing 4-H, you're probably showing against other hatchery birds. Frankly, one hatchery bird is going to be pretty much same as the next. It doesn't really matter what hatchery you're going to.

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