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Are there any hatcheries selling pure bred day old chicks?
I am looking to get maybe 100 Chickens to start several flocks of different breeds, I would aim for the heritage breeds of chickens but I would love to get Turkeys soon too!

Will R
Monday, June 18th, 2018

johnstons of Mountnorris.County Armagh.
Plenty of traditional breeds.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Thanks Desy,
I was looking at them last night but they primarily have a lot of hybrids do they? Maybe I misinterpreted the information, but each breed would have a source of say Sussex stock but wouldn't officially be a pure bred Sussex?
But would this maybe come down to breeding focus, if I focused on them over a few generations to keep the breed standard high?
Thanks for the help.

Will R
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Hi Will i have just looked at their updated website and it would appear you are correct.
They were, as far as i was aware the only large commercial breeders of pure bred large fowl.
Very unfortunate.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Yeah it痴 unfortunate alright!
Well I have two small incubators I値l have to start myself!

Will R
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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