Whats in YOUR Assortment? ....Hatchery Reports

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Half-Mile Farm, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Half-Mile Farm

    Half-Mile Farm New Egg

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    Maybe we can start a thread here to report what mixes of breeds the varied Hatcheries are sending out. For example McMurray sends out a Rainbow layer assortment on Feb 17th to someone and they report that they got 10 Ameracauna, some leghorns, and a few????. I'm always interested in what the hatcheries are sending out and when.

    So what have to gotten so far?


    I have a Brown Egg Layer and a Rainbow layer assortment due March 10th.
     
  2. goodb

    goodb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last July I ordered the brown layer assortment from McMurray. I received RIRs, Buff Orpingtons, Production Reds and a Partridge Rock. The free rare exotic was a Silver Leghorn.
     
  3. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last February I got a Frypan Bargin from Cackle Hatchery and got Buff Orpingtons, RIRs, BRs, and Golden Comets. I'm getting a Heavy Breed Assortment from Cackle in a few days as well.
     
  4. RedNewcomer

    RedNewcomer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rare breed assortment due tomorrow morning hopefully from meyer hatchery. Pretty excited since this will be my first batch.
     
  5. primaknits

    primaknits Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't have room in my current coop for the 25 pullet rainbow pack from Meyer, so I ordered some from each of their assortments (white, brown, and rare). I ordered a couple roo's too. They will be shipping next week! I'm nervous and excited as I am not very familiar with all the breeds yet, so I will probably need some help figuring out who is what.
     
  6. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got my assortment. I ordered 25, got 26, and 1 died. The breeds I think I got at this point include: Barred Rock, Cuckoo Maran, Delaware, and/or Indian Rivers.
     
  7. LooseyGoosey

    LooseyGoosey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Following :) I ordered the surprise from cackle and the frypan from them too. First time ever with meaties so I'm curious to see what breeds I get :p
     
  8. dealfinder500

    dealfinder500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the Cackle Surprise today. I received 53 chicks, 2 Peking ducks, and 1 Turkey (Blue Slate, I think).

    I'm still working on the chicks, but so far:
    RIR, Barred Rock, White Sultan, Mottled Houdan, several Phoenix's, and quite a few Old English Game Birds.
     
  9. BlueDognChicks

    BlueDognChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I got the Ornamental Layer collection from Murray McMurray (25 birds)

    Have so far identified

    White crowned Polish
    Golden Polish
    Dominique
    White laced Cornish
    Black Cochin
    Buff Cochin
    Partridge Cochin
    Lakenvelder
    Phoenix/Silver Leghorn
    White faced black Spanish
    And several black birds that need to grow more plumage for id
     
  10. Caheen

    Caheen Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered the 15 brown egg layer assortment they sent me white wyandotte, 1 silver laced wyandotte, 1 production red, 3 chipmunks that I think are speckled sussex, black sex link, white and buff either rock or orpintons (I haven't really had a chance to look at leg color yet) . I didn't think that was bad for just the 15 assorted! I had also ordered what I knew I wanted, and they sent me all those, an extra barred rock roo, and my mystery breed is a buff cochin.
     

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