Breed Suggestions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ECSandCCFS, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2013
    We are planning to add some birds to our flock sometime soon, so wondering if anyone could suggest some breeds for us. Here are my qualities that I hope to have in the new birds

    Top Priority-Decent layers of non-white eggs, docile

    Would really like to have- Heat tolerant or winter layers, non-black birds, relatively common

    Lower priority-Occaisionally broody, pretty patterns

    May edit to add qualities later
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Golden/Silver Laced Wyandottes, Speckled Sussex, Red Sex Links, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, and Naked Necks all sound like they would make good options for you.
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Wheaten Marans. Dark brown eggs, docile. Get some fro a nice quality breeder's line bred flock. Plus, you can have fun showing the eggs at Marans egg sows. Just pay the tiny fee and shop 3 excellent eggs to the show. They will be judged, then destroyed and you awards(if you win) will be sent to you. Lots of fun, I did it for a while when I had Marans. The trick here is to look up the egg show results online and find out who has been winning in the Wheaten variety. Then get chicks or better yet, started birds, from that person.
    This is Peggy Taylor, have known her for years while I the Marans bred. She breeds lovely Marans. See her winning Wheaten hen here: And yes! her Wheaten eggs won in quality competition at the egg show. Newnan, Georgia is the National Meet for Marans. To win there is a really big deal and her eggs did, over 52 other entries!

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    What breeds do you have already?
  5. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2013
    We have red sex link, BR and BR mix, EE mix, Amberlink, Australorp, golden comet, black sex link. We also have an orpington rooster, but he is separate from the hens

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