What is a "Tetra Brown?"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mlrmfw99, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. mlrmfw99

    mlrmfw99 New Egg

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    Well, we went in for chicken feed and came out with new chicks. We bought six "Tetra Brown" pullets at TSC. The young man helping us said he knew little about them except they get very dark, possibly black, and lay black or brown black eggs. I have been searching the internet and can't find anything called Tetra Brown, although there are other Tetras. We have had about 8 different breeds over the past few years, but haven't heard of these. Can anyone help with what color body/eggs to expect, and any other information about these chickens? Also, any photos of adult ones would be great. Thank you so much for your help!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    No chickens lay black eggs. Can you post a picture of them?
     
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  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I did a google search and found this: http://www.centurionpoultry.com/gui...nagement guide NA 2012 edition (230312bs).pdf

    I'm guessing it's a production sex link hybrid, perhaps cross with RIR and Leghorn in it, but... the article was not specific about the breeding.

    Note, this article is intended for commercial operations. I found it interesting that they recommend 54 sq inches/adult bird caged, and 1.1 s.f./bird on the floor. Of course, they also cauterize the birds beaks off in order to achieve that amount of inhumane crowding...
     
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  4. DanglingDingle

    DanglingDingle Just Hatched

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    I just spotted those at my TSC today too. I think they/the name may be a TSC exclusive, so information may be tough to come by. Brown eggs though.
     
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  5. mlrmfw99

    mlrmfw99 New Egg

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    I'll try to post a photo tomorrow. To me, the chicks look a lot like red sex link pullets, which I have had before. I assume by black eggs, he meant very dark brown, but since it is so hard to find anything I'm thinking he really didn't know about them at all . . .
    Thanks for your help!
     
  6. LadyVictorian

    LadyVictorian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have tetra browns too, they are like ISA browns so they are just a red sexlink.
     
  7. KABerries

    KABerries Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got 6 "Tetra Brown Ameraucanas" from TSC yesterday. I'm hoping to hear from you all about your experiences with them!
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  9. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    That's even weirder. There are no such things as Tetra Brown Ameraucanas. I could see Tetra Brown being the name of a red sex link strain. I wonder if the person got confused or if these are supposed to lay green/blue eggs and it's a new name for Easter Eggers. Please do keep us posted.
     
  10. DeilaMiah

    DeilaMiah Out Of The Brooder

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    These were the Tetra Browns, along with Leghorns (?), we have here in Ky from TSC today. They are a light reddish blonde with almost auburn stripes.
     

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