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advice on which chicken to pick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by coopsgirl, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. coopsgirl

    coopsgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    looking for..........

    fancy color
    hardy
    good egg layer
    personable

    what to get??

    a good chick for my son to show 4-h
    can anyonehelp me?
    i am thinking a breeder would be the best place tog o
    so i need info on a good breed that has all these qualities and breeder.........
    i am in massachussetts
     
  2. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    not too fancy, but fancy enough. salmon faverolle. my laying pullets runs up to meet me everytime i walk out my back door. 15 other barn yard mix don't even lift there heads. she is a real sweety and i get an egg every day. my little cockeral is a sweety. wimpy but sweety. i say his name and he talks to me.
    this is shirley. not a good quality but she is all mine any way.
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    this would be squiggy he was a free be
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    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Barred Rock..hands down...sweetest, quietest, hardiest, pretty, big fat hens laying big fat brown eggs daily...to me, these are the best of the breeds for egg laying and personality. [​IMG]
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    BARRED ROCK!
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I don't think of barred rocks as being fancy at all. They are one of the most common breeds in poultry. They are very nice birds that lay wonderfully well and have sweet dispositions and I am not knocking them one bit, but fancy? No.
    There are so many beautiful breeds out there to choose from. I suggest you look around and see what is astheticaly pleasing to you and then procedd to inquire about the positives and negatives of those breeds. I am sure you can narrow down the pool to a few top candidates.
     
  6. urbanhatch

    urbanhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a Show Girl [​IMG]
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I think gold-laced wyandottes are kinda fancy, good layers, sweet...
     
  8. bearcat73

    bearcat73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Ameraucanas. Love them!!!
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Brahmas are also nice. I'm not sure how their productivity is, but they are friendly and put up with the cold well.

    Another breed you might look into is Welsummers.
     
  10. coopsgirl

    coopsgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks to evryone for giving me some ideas!
     

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