Blue Bresse Temperament?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gizabelle, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Gizabelle

    Gizabelle Chirping

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    I have an opportunity to bring home a few Blue Bresse pullets. I've been trying to research the breed before making a decision, but there isn't a wealth of info out there. Specifically, I'd like to know about temperament. I have a single 2yr old RIR hen that I'm looking to find some companions for and these pullets just happened to be available locally from a reputable source.
    Anyone keep them? Anyone keep them in a mixed flock?
     
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  2. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    What ever thier temperament, they can't be any meaner or more ornery than the Rhodies you've got already. I am in the process of getting rid of all my Rhodies because they just have never played nice with all my other breeds.
     
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  3. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    The Bresse should be a good addition to your flock. And they're supposed to taste great! !
     
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  4. Gizabelle

    Gizabelle Chirping

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    My RIR hen is actually a real sweetheart. She's incredibly social with people, hangs out with the cat, and has been pretty good with past flock mates. The last time I introduced new birds, I really took my time with it and kept them separated but visible to each other for over a month. Even so, a BR mix hen (that was considerably smaller) ended up picking on her for a time until they got things figured out.
     
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  5. Newyorkrita

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    I have read that the Bresse make a very good laying flock. And they are rare. Think you should go for it.
     
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  6. Gizabelle

    Gizabelle Chirping

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    Well, I went for it and here she is: b3.jpg b1.jpg b2.jpg
    I also brought home a gorgeous little Lavender Orphington, but she stayed so close that I couldn't get any really good pictures of her. The blue asserted herself immediately, and had her new flock mate pretty well intimidated, but they've settled down through the day and are now (more or less) comfortably roosting by each other. She's got some spunk for sure, but I think we can make it work.
    (These two will be kept separate from my older hen for as long as it takes to acclimate, and until all can safely free-range together)
     
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  7. Newyorkrita

    Newyorkrita Songster

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    Always so exciting to add new hens!!
     
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  8. Mixed flock enthusiast

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    Beautiful bird!
     
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