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Lovely growlers

peeperz
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Pros: independent

Cons: vocal

I have 4 Barnvelder's in with my mixed flock of 30 & they do very well. Slightly smaller & more compact in the body that most of my other breeds, but I have been impressed with their great personalities, mine are very self contained & independent. They are not as social as my Delawares & don't like to be handled. But  I love them for their dark eggs & GORGEOUS plumage. I have several different breeds, having had Delaware's for several years now, but have Welsumer's, EE's & Cuckoo Maran's. Have decided to focus on the Barnvelder's. 

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I agree re the Barnelders. I have 2 as well as others Sussex/Barn cross. The B's seem more intelligent too. The crossbreeds are louder, one starts howling and screeching at 5:30 every morning but when I say hushup, she does! The B seem more easily affected by any change and nervous so that is a downside but I think she just gets overwhelmed by the others.
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