Pros: Great layers, beautiful body color
Pros: Great layers, beautiful body color
Pros: Great layers of XXL eggs, VERY calm, extremely friendly, non bird-aggressive, good foragers, HARDY!
Cons: None. What so ever.
Pros: Beautiful, GREAT foragers, non-aggressive to birds or people, very friendly, hardy
Cons: A little too fearless. Also, eggs are quite small.
“My Maizee is an Aloha that was rejected from the breeding group due to her green legs. Other than that, she's a perfet example of the breed. She lays beautiful smallish cream coloured eggs pretty regularly. She's still laying even though the rest of the flock is slacking. She is pretty noisy. She always greets me with a very loud welcome, and continues to welcome me about 5 minutes after I walk...” --Rezia
“ These are real sweeties, mine would jump straight up onto my knees and beg for attention. Tamed easily even when you've not reared them yourselves. Loved being handled and don't object to watching TV on the sofa with you. Lap cat of the chicken world. Fairly hardy and pretty for a hybrid too. Absolutely devastating when you lose them though :( ” --Ribbit
“ Our A.W. is 3 years old now and is still laying better than our yearling hens! She lays through the winter (with a coop light on) and has the most lovely personality. When she was young we named her "Nugget" because she matured so fast we thought she was a cockeral. When we found out she was a pullet, we were super excited because of the great personality she had! She'd always follow us...” --sclanimals
“ Ameraucanas are georgeous birds. My favorite variety are the blue, but i love them all (white, black, buff, wheaten, blue wheaten, brown red, silver and the un accepted colors too lavender and splash). The blue eggs they lay are so pretty too. Personally Ameraucanas are my favorite breed. The first chicken I ever had was an ameruacana. I love to show them. All of mine are docile, really cold...” --CCCCCCCCHICKENS
“ I've had them since I could crawl.They where my first birds and will be my last birds!The roosters and hens are very protective of the chicks and they will fight off any predator four-legged or two-legged.You can't beat them for free rangers or broodys.The only thing is you have to seperate the stags at about6 months or you'll end up with one or two less birds! ” --Muscovie Lover
“Excellent breed. Mine is very friendly, especially for a rooster. He loves to be held, follows me wherever I go. He has the best personality, he even chills and looks around in the car or when I ride my bike. I just hold him under my arm and he seems to be enjoying himself. I'd be a wreck without my American Game Rooster, Skittles. (His picture is my profile pic!) ...” --Aquabubblez13
“ A friendly chatty little chicken. Love the color/markings on mine. I did have to earn their trust by staying quiet in my movements around them. I like them more every day. Economical eaters and great tick pickers. They love to follow me around like little ducklings-occasionally undo my shoestrings for fun. ” --heronz
“The pictures are in reverse chronological order. This is such a gorgeous chicken breed. She was flighty when I bought her but with regular handing and bread, she's fine with being held. She's not mean to other chickens and she's not a crazy noise maker when she lays eggs like some other chickens. She was awarded a blue ribbon at a fair I went to. ” --Whittni
“ The Spitzhaubens are one of my favorite breeds! Very flashy, they are not afraid to "show off" their beauty. Roosters are very gentle toward kids. Very good white egg layers, and known to be a non broody breed however rare incidents do happen that they will brood and raise chicks successfully while others would brood but not want to raise chicks. I find the hens to be very gentle, not nervous...” --EweSheep
“ A challenging breed for the newcomer and even challenging for the advanced breeder when breeding towards the SOP but they more than make up for all of their difficulties by providing so much enjoyment and use. Breeding for the trademark tufts is not for everyone, especially those with tender hearts. The gene responsible for the tufts (which are not the same as muffs/beard in other...” --smoothmule