breed selection help needed :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by allmychickens, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    chicken checklist:
    -Unique, gonna be used for 4h and I want diversity in my flock
    -lays reasonably
    -can tolerate hot and cold
    -friendly disposition, again it will be used for 4h
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    this is my expectations for my next chicks. Recommendations needed on breeds that fit these standards.
    p.s. most of my current flock are standard sized
    Thank You [​IMG]
     
  2. deweyprimjosiedelilah

    deweyprimjosiedelilah Out Of The Brooder

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  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    Quote:the breed selector is great for picking chicks.

    but also a good breed would be marans wyandottes and cochins
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have read many good things on BYC on speckled sussex. That is a breed I want in the future. I have barred rocks, welsummers, and buff orpingtons among others that fit your needs.
     
  5. Dusty Grin

    Dusty Grin Out Of The Brooder

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    My barred rocks seem to tolerate the heat better than the others, but they are a bit bossy... They are the first to go after treats and are everyday layers, even in 100+ degree heat. I don't think they'll ever have to worry about prolonged periods of cold weather. On a side note, our golden campine is a very pretty bird, a bit flighty, but she lays almost every day. Her eggs are small, but tasty!
     
  6. grendel

    grendel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with ancona,because they are laying machines and are great show birds.The rose combed variety are least likely to have frost-bite.
     
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    countrygirlwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am new to chickens in general but did a lot of research before picking my breed. I am a big fan of light sussex. They seem to fit all of your criteria. I gave my first hatching to a friend of mine with two small children that handled them all the time. They are considered dual purpose and can put out up to 260 eggs a year. With the black on white I think they are very striking and would do well in 4H. [​IMG]
     
  8. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    thank you guys for all your suggestions [​IMG] im really considering wyandottes and sussex
     
  9. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    any other ideas??
     
  10. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dominiques are friendly dual purpose birds and they tolerate cold and heat well. [​IMG]
     

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