Originally Posted by emilyschartz21
Are these good breeds to add to an existing flock? Are they good layers?
Are the aggressive? I don't need a breed too aggressive because I already have Rhode Island reds, buff rocks and a leghorn(not sure what breed my white one is)
Below is what I have already
What does it mean when it says "straight run" as opposed to "Pullet"? I know pullet is female.
First of all, straight run is the term chick sellers use to say that the chicks you will receive have not been sexed so they could be either a girl or a boy. This is usually because with most pure breeds it is nigh impossible to determine their gender when they hatch.
I have never had an anacona so I will link the breed reviews of it below so you can have a look. However I would also note that hens are individual personalities, I have had hens of the same breed that are boisterous and I have other ones that are scared of their own shadow. It is hard to generalise breeds.
I do have an Araucana. She is an interesting persona, not top or bottom of the pecking order and fits in well with the other hens but isn't to fond of me (she is fairly flighty in that respect). She is quite easy going. She lays absolutely beautiful green eggs on a daily basis which are a good size. Although, the website you are looking at has misspelled Ameraucana and states that they are crosses so you are more likely to get Easter Eggers. In that case they are still beautiful birds and great characters in the flock but just aren't pure breed.
Breed reviews for Araucanas :