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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by GloriaH, Nov 30, 2007.
I'm looking for eggs.
There are some listed on eggbid.
I am on day 17 with Wheaton Penedesenca eggs. I purchased them on ebid from someone in Illinois. It was a nice quick ship and all were wrapped nicely. Unfortunately, the shells are so dark I can't see much while candling. Good luck!
J Poole in Illinois list his in Eggbid often and have very good hatches out of them. Beautiful dark eggs but they sure are flighty. We ended up butchering the trio and Welsummers were best suited for our needs in dark eggs and calm temperment.
I'm looking for flighty to go along with the Fayoumi I plan to breed this year. They need to be flighty and quick to free range around here. They handle the heat well. I'm also into breeding rare breeds and belong to the Society for Preservation of Poultry Antiquities. They are flighty but not mean birds. Color wise I'm hoping to cross a few with the Fayoumi to get something like this...My Fayoumi/Game hen x His name is Pooster and I am very Proud of him. I'm raising a batch of his babies right now.
I ordered my wheaten eggs from gar creek poultry. They are really nice to work with and all the eggs arrived w/o breakage. I had a horrible hatch (only one roo) but I had a horrible incubator that liked to overheat (112+). I couldn't candle the eggs because they were too dark so I couldn't gage what went wrong other than they didn't hatch. Aside from my hatch I would recommend the hatchery. I bought 1 dozen and received 22 eggs.
The one chick that did hatch looked more like a white turkey poult than a chick when it hatched. It was really long legged and matured to be a really tall bird with nice plumage and a beautiful comb. I sold him at the auction since I didn't have any wheaten hens. I would really like to order more eggs once I buy a reliable incubator.
I ordered eggs from eggbid. I think the Wheaton ones was from a lady from Texas. I have to tell you they are SO pretty. But I'm scared they all are roosters. I will wait another couple of weeks to see how the combs develop.
Can you tell me how long they are taking to mature?
I'm not sure about wheatens but the sex of the partridge and crele varieties can be distinguished at day one. With the creles and partridges, the darker chicks are pullets 80% of the time. I'm not sure if it would be the same with the wheaten variety. I have only hatched one and it turned out to be a rooster so I had no basis of comparison. When the little roo hatched he was almost entirely yellow, with a couple of small black spots on the back. This breed seems to mature fast (faster than wyandottes and marans anyway) and the roosters combs with grow red and large quite early.
Heidi... I'm bidding on eggs now on Eggbid. They are from Ill. I wonder if it is the same person that you bought from. I also sent an E-Mail to Gar Creek and will be getting some from them. I'm glad to have found different places to order from.