BLRW?????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by buzzard chick, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone had experience with thease birds.? I am thinking of getting a few for eggs. Are the nice, calm and good layers. Thanks for any insight..
    Jen
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I purchased a laying hen from a breeder. She is mean, aggressive and has NEVER laid an egg for me. I have had her 7 months. Needless to say I will be getting rid of her. I have heard of others who have them and LOVE them. PM Carri Brown, she has them and can tell you more about them. Mine could just be a bad egg. [​IMG]
     
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  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    We had largefowl and now have bantams. The largefowl are great layers, make good broodies, are calm, and the roosters we had we all very nice to the hens. I loved them.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I hatched some BLRW eggs several weeks ago, so I can't speak to how they are as adults, but the chicks have been the tamest, most friendly chicks I've ever had.
     
  5. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the replies . I'm thinking about getting some to hatch next week. Katy where did you get your eggs?

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  6. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muy BLRWs are only 6 months old so i can't tell you much about laying habits but my pulllets are very friendly and calm birds. The breeder I bought them from says they go broody often so they aren't the best choice for laying. From what I can gather there are two distinct strains of BLRWs in the US. The darker red German type and the more orange colored BLRWs that have come about from GL crosses. I have the Germans and they seem to be more of an exhibition type (they are not a recognized variety in the US though) and so they may not lay well. The lighter colored strain seems to lay better.
     
  7. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that info Picco. I have seen that they come in light and dark. Very lovely looking none the less.
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