Barred Rock or Buff Orpingtons which one

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Linda91722, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Linda91722

    Linda91722 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four RIR that are about 9 months now and I was planning on adding two more lovely ladies, but I was wondering which one of these two would be best to add to the flock. (I loved both chickies I saw) the BR or BO [​IMG]
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Both......get one of each........thats what you do when you cant pick one [​IMG]
     
  3. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    My Barred Rock is my favorite but I have always heard the Buff Orpingtons are so sweet. That's a tough one. I couldn't get BO at my feedstore but I really wanted some.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    My BR come running full tilt when they see me, have a noise just for me (hubby and kids not so much) and they love to leap into my lap and be petted. I never owned anything else, but I'm sold on these sweet things. My neighbor's RIR are curious, but not interested in being very social- could just be the way they were raised.

    I say BR!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have both. I love both. My favorite for personality, curiosity, laying consistency and just all-round goofiness are my Barred Rocks, even the roosters are awesome.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I agree with one each. I love my moms barred rocks and I love my buff orps
     
  7. Linda91722

    Linda91722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, that is it I am going to buy one of each [​IMG] I fell in love with the little chickies they were so cute Thanks everyone.
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Best of luck! I hope they are fabulous!
     
  9. shakecc

    shakecc Out Of The Brooder

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    When got mix beause I could not decide...we got 2 buff orps because we had heard how sweet they were and got 2 barred rocks for their egg production. But as it turns out, our BRs are much friendlier then the orps and come running when we go out. They are the only ones who will sit on our laps for any amount of time.
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Good luck, and enjoy your new chickies. [​IMG]
     

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