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Barred Rocks vs.,Silver Laced Wyaindottes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by thecreekhouse, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. thecreekhouse

    thecreekhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to decide between adding one of these to my flock. I'm looking for good egg production plus a friendly, steady personality. Which breed would you recommend? Thanks!
     
  2. Janay

    Janay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would choose the Wyandottes as Barred Rocks can be bossy. But I don't know much else about either. BYC has some good info about different breeds.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've had both, and they're pretty much the same as far as I could tell. Individual birds vary, of course, but neither my Rocks or Wyandottes were exceptionally bossy or mean to other birds. I'm not a pet bird person, so not sure how they'd do being handled. I think the Rocks may lay a touch better than the Wyandottes, and the Wyandottes are a bit heavier so eat more. My birds were all hatchery stock also.
     
  4. mrskenmore

    mrskenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my barred rock! She is not bossy at all and also on the quieter side. She lays beautiful brown eggs frequently and loves to be be held and loved!
     

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