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What breed is this? (Backyard poultry magazine)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by havi, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Edited: Haha I guess its a Brahma. I just read it fast and thought it said bantam. [​IMG] Heres the link: http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/


    But
    Im still curious if they have them in the full size?
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The cover shot is a light brahma.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yup. it is a light brahma. Not very good looking though. They should have gotten a shot of mine to put on the cover. [​IMG]
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, they have them in Bantam and Standard. I have 7 pullets and 2 roosters in Standard size.


    if you want some, get them from Cackle. That is where I got mine from. They are perfect! There feet are so feathery and they dont have black or gray spots like the bird in the picture. They are perfect birds. They look like they came from show quality stock.
     
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Tuffoldhen raises brahmas. She has better than hatchery stock.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Mine dont even look like hatchery stock. They are def. show quality. I went to a show, and half of the brahmas there had the gray and black spots on their back and chest. I would rather order from Cackle then to get eggs and chance having a 0% hatch rate. Since Cackles Light Brahmas are gorgeous. I will take some pictures later and post them so you can see what im talking about.
     
  7. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    The only thing with Cackle is that they have a min. order of 25. I like ording from Ideal since the total $ just has to be $20, plus they are only an hour or so away from me. Right now I have a small run/coop, but as soon as hubby lets me have the smaller backyard I will be able to have more chickens. [​IMG] [​IMG] I went from only wanting 2 birds to having 6 and still wanting more. Well once I get the room. Def. dont want to cramp them up in a little bitty coop/run!
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Cackles min. order is 15 chicks, not 25. I see what you mean about Ideal being closer. I have heard that Ideal has been sending out deformed chicks. Where a chick only has 1 eye, or its legs are spraddled or deformed. That sounds like bad genetics.
     
  9. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Quote:Oops I was prob. thinking of McMurry then. I ordered from them for the first time this year and one of my BO has a messed up wing. Its basically folded under. I didnt think too much about it though. My main concern was that the other hens might pick on her, but thats not the case thankfully! I havent heard anything bad about Ideal, but thats scary though!! I will def. have to think about that when I go to order my next chicks. I plan on getting Red Sex links next time. I would love to have some true Araucanas, but not sure if I'll be able to get my hands on some.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I guess it depends on whether you have an interest in showing and/or breeding. My brahmas came from Ideal and while certainly not show quality they are healthy, hardy chickens. That's all I wanted for my backyard.
    I haven't heard anything about deformed chicks from Ideal. In fact, I'm sure that all hatcheries have their share of "deformed" chicks, based on the sheer number of chicks they hatch.
    The brahma shown on that magazine cover looks fine to me. Maybe not show quality, but healthy nonetheless. If I wanted show quality, and I may at some point in the future, I would look to one of the fine breeders, like tuffoldhen, here on BYC.
     

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