Breed Options?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by little_grey_bantam, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. little_grey_bantam

    little_grey_bantam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Russell County
    I was combing through a few breeds and thinking about some new breeds to get...

    Does anyone know much about Black Marans? Barnevelders? Chantecler? Red Sussex? Penedescenca?

    And I just found someone who has Iowa Blues and Brabanters as well as Jaerhon and Rumpies.

    I am wanting some more Wyandottes and planning on purchasing more (since my BLRW turned out to be ALL roosters); but wanting new colors. What do you think about Blue Wyandottes? Chocolate?

    Just wanted to know your thoughts. And pictures if you have any of these guys [​IMG]
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My wyandottes are some of my favorites. I've got BLR, BBS and SL wyandottes.

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010
  3. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    I have some Black Marans. I should be selling eggs in the spring. [​IMG] I have found them to be some of the hardiest birds I have ever raised. They never seem to have any problems.
    Penedesencas can be gotten from eggbid. A lady their named cowgirl75446 is really good. I do not know anything about Penedesencas.
    There is a whole thread on Barnevelders found here
    have Jaerhorns and love them.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010
  4. Eagle2026

    Eagle2026 HIGH FLYER

    Mar 10, 2009
    Snohomish, WA.
  5. thereseiam

    thereseiam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Durant, Iowa
    Quote:Since you mentioned the Red Sussex, I thought I'd suggest Speckled Sussex, which are one of my favorite breeds. They are an absolutely BEAUTIFUL bird, with a red base and white, brown, and black speckles throughout their entire body. They are a large bird, that lays big brown eggs, are docile, and very hardy. They are definitely going to be on my order form from the hatchery this spring.


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