Breed suggestions?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DTchickens, May 21, 2012.

  1. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    Well, I have been contemplating adding more rare breeds to my yard eventually. But, I suppose my standards are a bit high and I'm not even sure what all birds may fill this category.

    I'm primarily looking for a bird that still has broody instinct intact, is not commonly seen (show stock wise, hatchery does not count), possibly a little flightiness allowed but preferably non-flighty, breeds that do not have an over abundance of feathering (I.e. No long tails or feathered feet) and they must be a breed that resides within the United States. That is really about it, interested in hearing answers. There are breeds besides the ones I keep now I thought about, but most appear to be a non-broody breed (Red cap, some say Orloff, etc) and as a result I have thought about passing over them.


    God bless,
    Daniel.
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    What about large or bantam Speckled Sussex?
     
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    Truthfully, I hadn't given the Sussex much thought. Didn't really think of them as a rare breed, but with some searching it appears they are said to be. I might look into them some more. Still looking for more breed names though! :)

    Thanks for your comment.


    God bless,
    Daniel.
     
  4. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Songster

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    How about Swedish Flower Hens?
     

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