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Which breed do you like better?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
New Hampshires or Buff Orpingtons.

I know Buffs are very popular and NH are sorta rare, (some may disagree) but both seem similar in temperament: big & friendly. I want to be able to sell chicks. Which is a better breed people want?
I like both & can't decide 😁

All you BO & NH owner will chime in with what you like best about them! Thank you 😊
Edited by Triplecross - 5/2/16 at 8:06am
post #2 of 5

Bantam wise I prefer New Hamps, but for a standard sized bird I prefer the slow kinda dumb Orpingtons :3 And if your going to go do orps I suggest doing some other colours too like lavender and chocolate :D

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hm, nobody has a preference of one over the other? I thought for sure I'd hear many cheers for Buffs.

Well, I'm leaning towards NH's because they are so big, sweet and I think will make a better table bird that Orpingtons.
post #4 of 5

I like our buff orps because they are good mothers, are a heritage breed and they are also good layers (did I mention they are sweet and fat!)

post #5 of 5

While I have never owned either breed, I would think if your goal is to sell chicks, there is probably a bigger market for buff orps.  Not because they are better necessarily, but just more well known and popular.

2 black australorp pullets, 3 BA babies, and two border collies (one angel and one cute troublemaker chicken licker)
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2 black australorp pullets, 3 BA babies, and two border collies (one angel and one cute troublemaker chicken licker)
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