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Popularity Contest - most popular breeds of chickens

post #1 of 20
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What do you think?

What are the most popular breeds of chickens among both large fowl and bantams combined? Here's a top 10 list off the top of my head and i'm sure i will miss a few. I'm learning, so name the top 10 according to your estimate.

1.  Sikies
2.  Barred Rocks
3.  Old English Gamefowl
4.  Welsummer
5.  Marans
6.  Leghorns
7.  Cochins
8.  D'uccles
9.  Brown leghorn
10. Orpingtons

post #2 of 20

Silkies-DEFINITELY
What about Rhode Island Reds?

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Heather,wife of 1 and Mom of 5
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post #3 of 20

You can remove Marans and Welsummers, and add RIR's and EE's. Marans and Welsummers get a lot of chatter, and are very "trendy" at the moment, but in reality only represent a very small number in relation to the masses of chickens being raised in the US today.

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post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

Good call on the Rhode Island Reds
i don't know much about EE's but this is a good place to learn

Thanks for your input,
oldguy

post #5 of 20

I love sussexs', but out of those Opringtons would get my vote, but then again I like silkies.

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Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein
Had chickens for 2,499 days! -And counting!
Information on Fowl Pox, Coccidiosis & Mareks Disease.
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post #6 of 20

cochin all the way  thumbsup

I have blue , black , splash , blue black mottled   lemon blue , brown red cochin bantams
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I have blue , black , splash , blue black mottled   lemon blue , brown red cochin bantams
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post #7 of 20

RIRs and EE's ("Ameraucanas") are very popular. So are OEGBs.


Edited by greenfamilyfarms - 7/11/09 at 1:17pm
post #8 of 20

Most everyone here gets the RIR or Barred Rocks because that is what the feed store usually gets. Maybe leghorns as well.

BTW Japanese,mille fleur Jap project,  corturnix quail, some red chickens I got at TSC, one EE and 2 EE chicks, and some really poor pyncheons, 10 ducks and 2 welsh harlequin ducklings,  one pheasant hen, one pheasant chick, one MFC chick, 2 Norwegian Jaerhon chicks.
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BTW Japanese,mille fleur Jap project,  corturnix quail, some red chickens I got at TSC, one EE and 2 EE chicks, and some really poor pyncheons, 10 ducks and 2 welsh harlequin ducklings,  one pheasant hen, one pheasant chick, one MFC chick, 2 Norwegian Jaerhon chicks.
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post #9 of 20

For me the best breed is giant cochins, but it seems this year Polish are a favorite. When I first got mine noone had any now everyone seems to be adding them to their flocks.

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post #10 of 20

Barred Rocks are , I think, the most common chicken in the US. According to a few different University studies- cochins are still on "watch"....Well I'm "watching" mine turn into big fluff balls- my favorite breed so far.

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