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Are there any breeds that don't get along?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Desirai, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if there are any breeds that just don't get along with other breeds? Maybe some are meaner to others?

    Or is this strictly a personality thing?

    I know some of you have enormous flocks so I figure you can answer the question .. [​IMG]
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens don't recognize breeds; breeds are/were created by humanity.
     
  3. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no but, my few hatchery based (a few generations removed) Cornish birds are extremely difficult to be around... unlike any other bird on the place...
     
  4. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no but, my few hatchery based (a few generations removed) Cornish birds are extremely difficult to be around... unlike any other bird on the place...

    Certainly different breeds show different characteristics, but it seemed to me that the OP wasn't asking that; perhaps she was. That's not the way I took it.
     
  5. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no but, my few hatchery based (a few generations removed) Cornish birds are extremely difficult to be around... unlike any other bird on the place...

    Certainly different breeds show different characteristics, but it seemed to me that the OP wasn't asking that; perhaps she was. That's not the way I took it.

    either way, the bases should be covered... But I see it the other way- as in which breeds are notoriously "non docile".

    to me, it's more about lines of birds that have problems, not breeds.. There can be as much difference within a breed, as there can be b/w breeds..

    Basically, it boils down to care, and maintance of that individual chicken. IMO
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Certainly different breeds show different characteristics, but it seemed to me that the OP wasn't asking that; perhaps she was. That's not the way I took it.

    either way, the bases should be covered... But I see it the other way- as in which breeds are notoriously "non docile".

    to me, it's more about lines of birds that have problems, not breeds.. There can be as much difference within a breed, as there can be b/w breeds..

    Basically, it boils down to care, and maintance of that individual chicken. IMO

    I was with you until those last three sentences. Asil cocks, Game cocks, Shamo cocks, and a host of others can not tolerate one-another and it has nothing to do with care and maintance. Even the hens of some of these breeds do not co-exist well. But again, that wasn't what I understood in the original post. But I have been known to misunderstand things.[​IMG]
     
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  7. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure if this falls into your answers but I've heard that games and silkies don't get along... I don't know if it's a personality thing or what.... I guess it's the silkies picking on the games, which I find very weird after seeing how my silkies act.
     
  8. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:either way, the bases should be covered... But I see it the other way- as in which breeds are notoriously "non docile".

    to me, it's more about lines of birds that have problems, not breeds.. There can be as much difference within a breed, as there can be b/w breeds..

    Basically, it boils down to care, and maintance of that individual chicken. IMO

    I was with you until that last sentence. Asil cocks, Game cocks, Shamo cocks, and a host of others can not tolerate one-another and it has nothing to do with care and maintance. Even the hens of some of these breeds do not co-exist well. But again, that wasn't what I understood in the original post. But I have been known to misunderstand things.[​IMG]

    true; but the last sentence, was in more reference to the ooo aaaa googly eyed typical chicken lover on this board that just wants a pet... I guess I should have been more specific in my thoughts.

    Speaking of which, the other day we were trading Cornish cocks around to different pens, in prep of this batch of pullets beginning to lay... and a few of them got quite nasty with me, and have a bite that would make a setting guinea hen blush and cry. I had forgotten how cranky they can be.
     
  9. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I thought of referencing beta fish.. for example, male beta fish do not get along with each other, nor do they get along with other fish that too closely resemble other beta fish.

    Female beta fish on the other hand, are generally docile with each other and other peaceful fish that do not resemble male beta fish.

    I was wondering if maybe chickens were the same.

    Are chickens territorial with each other? Like do roosters claim part of the yard for themselves and not allow other chickens to come into that area?
     
  10. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:not really.. but some breeds just despise other males.. some breeds despise other females or males.... but then again, there are exceptions to that rule..

    it's all based off individuallity...

    i think a pretty good explanation has already been done towardst eh top.
     

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