Originally Posted by brightpennies
oh boy! I love when you guys enable me!
We are very good at enabling!
Originally Posted by dheltzel
If you're looking for docile "eye candy", I think you've just described Cochins. Or if you want something tall and stately, how about Langshans?
My friend lives a few miles away and I hatched dozens of Breda Fowl for him 2 years ago. He kept a few hens and free ranged the extra roos on the farm where I keep chickens. I have never been stalked by a free ranging roo until those Bredas matured, then at least 1, maybe 2, would run up behind us. They never made contact, or I would have ended him quickly, but I did make sure to eliminate all of them before they had a chance to breed and get those genes into our flock.
We advertised for months on Craiglist to sell off just a few chicks, so we resolved to stop hatching them. I know he'd sell you eggs cheap, and when we spoke a week ago he mentioned maybe hatching a few to get some black hens. If he does that, the blue and splash ones will be sold cheap. I'm not sure what colors you want. Are you fairly close to Pottstown?
I am certain we will never have Bredas on our farm ever again. I think they are scarce because most people that have tried them have moved on and don't consider them worth propagating.
X2 on the Cochins. So sweet and docile. I would recommend that everyone have a couple. Including me! So far I only have one because of space limitations. They are also wonderful broodies. Mine was a freebie given to me by Wingstone, but she is my little gem, and everyone who sees her, loves her too.