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Australorps you won't be disappointed in. As far as friendly breeds I'd definitely get a buff orpington they are absolutely lovely and good egg layers just go broody once in a while. Also wyandottes are a great breed pretty friendly and excellent layers but that's just me
Yes Buff O and Australorps are mixed breeds must in my opinion. My buffy is my flock alpha and such a gentle leader.
I agree totally. The BO is the other good choice. Yes they go broody from time to time and can be stubborn about it but are fluffy and friendly.
I have both in my flock and the Australorp are my favorite but the Buffs are not far behind at all.
I keep telling my bird dogs that although they are golden and look delicious they are NOT for eating.
Yes Delawares are great too. They are on the comeback list as they were nearly all gone. It can be harder to find good stock of them.
UBER friendly if you can find good stock.
This is Charger a hatchery Delaware in my flock. Notice the schmutzy markings between the wings. Not the best stock but friendly as all get out. She is 4 years old now and no longer lays. (BAD hawk scare last year and not one egg from her since) Not the best pic of her either.
This one was Miss Lillian Underfoot. Great chicken for friendliness but had a short life. Passed at 2 years old. Not sure what caused the illness but it was an illness not genetic issue.
I'm in the South in TN and my LB does very well. She is a foraging machine, and most gentle with her beak. She is a bit slower than others and gets her worms/bugs stollen by other girls. They always go after what she finds on her beak, and for some reason she doesnt mind sharing.
Check out this thread as well. http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/126425/brahmas-heat-tolerant
Edited by bluema - 11/24/15 at 7:29pm