Breed suggestions?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lutz123, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. lutz123

    lutz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 4 pullets (three 8 weeks & one 2 week old) and 7 guinea keets and am aiming towards ending up with 6 or 7 hens plus or minus guineas depending on how this first year goes. [​IMG] I currently have a barred rock, buff orpington, feed store "Ameraucana", and a brahma. I'd like to stick with larger sized (to deter the cats from being interested) and docile. They don't need to be great layers. Plus for it being breed that's a little more desirable in the event that I want to breed in the future. It needs to be cold-hardy, but not so much that it can't handle a 95 degree summer day. I'd prefer it not be stupid when it comes to predators if that's even an option. I like the birds I have now - love the brahma and am inclined to go that route - partridge would be nice, but wanted to consider other options in the event that I run across something (Um...going to a chicken swap this weekend. [​IMG] ) They will be primarily in a coop/large run unless someone is home and out with them.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochin's are nice, personally my fav's are the orps [​IMG]
     
  3. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delawares, Orpingtons, Sussex, Marans, Dorkings, Ameraucanas.
    So many breeds..... [​IMG] I'd get them all if I could [​IMG]
    But a girl can only dream [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Well good luck with any breed(s) you choose!
     
  4. miraclz5

    miraclz5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins are wonderful..but we also have and love marans, speckled sussex, wyandottes, buff orpingtons, olive eggers and a barred rock. These are our motley flock that we love and enjoy! Good luck!!!
     

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