Blue orp? Silkie? or Mutt?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kaylakala, May 4, 2008.

  1. kaylakala

    kaylakala Songster

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    I'm thinking of adding one of these to my little flock.

    Any ideas on which is best??
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I just love the look of the blue orps! Here is speckledhen's blue orp rooster named Suede. He is the one who converted me to the blue orps.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. kaylakala

    kaylakala Songster

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    Pretty!

    I heard silkies are sweet but umm not too bright.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    I like silkies!
    They just have a hard time seeing because of the crest, but if you tie it up, they act like normal chickens [​IMG]

    What do you plan on getting them for? What breeds do you already have?
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm a MUTT person! Out of all 5 birds I've had, I've never had a purebred chicken...
     
  6. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    well it depends on what you are wanting to do with them.. if you want a good broody than id go with silkies.. if you want a good layer\\big bird than id go with orp.. if you want a bird that is totaly unique in its own way and no one olse in the world has a bird that loks like the one you have.. then id go with mut.. [​IMG] hope i helped.. :\\
     
  7. Tutter

    Tutter Songster

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    I'd first take into consideration how the RIR's will get along with them.

    I've never had a silky, but I've had orpingtons, and crosses. My crosses have been joys, and the orpingtons are one of my favorite breeds. Make it a blue orpington, and I'd beeline for it.

    But, Schmooborp is right, what do you want them for? To look nice in the flock, eggs....?
     
  8. kevin2010

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    well you could always get a few of each lol personally my favorite chickens are barred rock and light brahma thanks to tuffoldhen but out of your choices barnyard mix one they are cheap 2 they are usually abandoned because no one wants them they want pure breds and 3 they are usually prettier
     
  9. kaylakala

    kaylakala Songster

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    I'm looking for layers and something to add color to my flock.

    Thanks!
     

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