2021 Breed Suggestions

JacinLarkwell

Crowing
Mar 19, 2020
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11,219
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South-Eastern Montana
I suggeat the brabanter. I have a 5 year old that still lays a good size bright white egg 5 -6 times a week. She is a sweet girl that is very people friendly. Also great with my toddler grandkids.i dont have a rooster so i dont know thier temperament.
This is a beautiful breed that is very hard to find. I think deal poultry still sells them, but you are waitlisted.
Best wishes finding the best breed for you.
Second, they're a broody breed though based on their breed profile

Seramas are nice. They're really small, but I can't imagine they eat a lot of food. They also seem kinda like a novelty bird, and can come normal, frizzled or silkied
 

Duckee

Songster
Jun 11, 2014
835
999
221
Southern Illinois
Thanks! I almost bought a dozen chicks a few months ago but didn’t and now I regret it. If I can come across some good quality brabanters, then they’re definitely a possibility.

Definitely a breed I’ve considered simply due to the history of the breed. My problem now is getting good stock. I’ve never seen Iowa blues anywhere close to where I live so I’d have to have them shipped in and I really prefer to stay away from hatchery stock. How big are yours? Thanks!!
Were the dozen brabanter eggs local or online? I looked for eggs or chicks for a while because i had 2 hens left, comet-6 and brabanter -5 , so i knew i had to get more flock or i would end up with a lone hen soon. I.ended up with a dozen common breeds.
 

Blw18

Chirping
Apr 16, 2020
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176
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Were the dozen brabanter eggs local or online? I looked for eggs or chicks for a while because i had 2 hens left, comet-6 and brabanter -5 , so i knew i had to get more flock or i would end up with a lone hen soon. I.ended up with a dozen common breeds.
They were online. I was looking at leige fighters in a rare breed Facebook page and saw the post about brabanter chicks. I inquired about them and almost bought them but I had my mind set on buying the liege chicks. I had seen the liege right before and decided just to use the money to buy a few extra liege rather than the brabanters...that way I only have to worry about one shipment rather than two.
 

OneHappyRooster

Free Ranging
Apr 5, 2020
7,025
22,517
666
OrpHington Land
No experience with them yet, but OEGB.
They're at the top of my list of breeds I need.

I have only heard good things about them. I LOVE everything about them.
If I didn't already have a full house (stuffed a load of Orps into my coops) I would definitely be looking for some OEGB.

I also like Sussex. Fairly normal, well-known breed - you've probably had some yourself, but I've had a great experience with them.
 

Blw18

Chirping
Apr 16, 2020
123
176
86
No experience with them yet, but OEGB.
They're at the top of my list of breeds I need.

I have only heard good things about them. I LOVE everything about them.
If I didn't already have a full house (stuffed a load of Orps into my coops) I would definitely be looking for some OEGB.

I also like Sussex. Fairly normal, well-known breed - you've probably had some yourself, but I've had a great experience with them.
YESSS!! I’ve always wanted to get either porcelain or spangled OEGB’s. And I understand about the Orps. I have jubilee, BBS, chocolate cuckoo, grey cuckoo, and black Orpingtons running all over the place. I used to have a pair of coronation Sussex that I thought were great. HUGE too.
 

OneHappyRooster

Free Ranging
Apr 5, 2020
7,025
22,517
666
OrpHington Land
Sadly we don't get interesting types here. I have plain old Buff. Four generations.
I haven't seen grey cuckoo. But that would be pretty cool.

My current Sussex (Light) went broody at 5 months. Hatched her first chicks at 6 months. Then tried to go broody again a couple of months after she raised those chicks. She's four years old now, and has been laying consistently.

You should get some OEGB. Then send me tons of photos. I would be so jealous.
 

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