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post #11 of 16
I'll cast another vote for Barred Rocks just because they're my personal favorite. Meyer hatchery sells an all pullet rainbow pack, you get an assortment of different breeds. The drawback is the hatchery chooses the breeds for you. You may have to order a few BR chicks seperately if you don't get anyūüėÄ
post #12 of 16

It's fun to get chicks of several breeds, and see what appeals to you.  Henderson's  Chicken Chart, feathersite, the Cackle and MurrayMcMurray catalogs, all have good photos and information.  I would add Speckled Sussex, the friendliest ever hens, and Chanteclers, to your list.  Mary

post #13 of 16

LEGHORNS. They are a light breed, lay loads of eggs and amazing feed conversion rates.

post #14 of 16

And I forgot Salmon Favorelles, sweet and gentle souls, and beautiful.  Not a good choice with bossy types like the production reds and sex links.  Mary

post #15 of 16

Ask a dozen people, get at least 2 dozen answers.  I love how everyone has a favorite breed or two.  Keeping chickens never gets old with so many options available.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #16 of 16
Barred Plymouth Rocks get my vote. Dual purpose, freindly, hardworking.
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