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Are there any Yellow chicken breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by plantguy90, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. plantguy90

    plantguy90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have 3 hens, and was looking to add a fourth. This is fun for my toddler too, and since we have a Bhraman (white), Black sex-link (black), Rhode Island Red (red), thought it would be fun to add yellow colored chicken to the gang. Any good egg-layers that are yellow as adults?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Any buff breed should do, but I have a preference for buff orpington as they are glistening gold and very sweet.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I'd go with a buff brahma or buff rock over an orpington any day. Or a buff silkie [​IMG]
     
  4. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I just love the look of the Black-Tailed Buff Japanese. [​IMG]
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Definitely!
     
  6. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also take a Buff Rock over an BO any day of the week..oh wait a minute we do have a bunch of them [​IMG] and only 1 BO We also have a few EE's that are butter colored much more yellowish tan than the Buffs are.
    If you don't mind small eggs got to have a Silkie... got to have a Silkie they are beyond sweet,small,soft and cute!
     
  7. plantguy90

    plantguy90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats an EE? (newbie). I guess I'd like a butter/lemon color vs a "golden" one
     
  8. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Easter Egger. They lay green eggs!
     
  9. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure where you live but buff orpington are very cold hardy and are great mothers if that is something your looking for.
     
  10. plantguy90

    plantguy90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I have 3 hens, just for fresh and healthier eggs, no rooster, no plans for fertile eggs. Live in warm part of central california, we get some frost every 10 years but average winter low is 39.

    Just saw some pics of the BO online, they will do, whats a buff rock?
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009

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