Breeds no farm flock should be without

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BarredBuff, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought this would be a fun thread to start. See what everyone thought. So what breed or breeds should any farm flock be without?
     
  2. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochin (large fowl). Plymouth Rocks (any variety).
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Easter Eggers, Ameraucanas, or Araucanas (Or Cream Legbars if you're outside the US [​IMG] )

    I can't imagine life with boring brown and white. I'd take green and blue before the gorgeous chocolate red color of Marans eggs.
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    golden comets. sweet and dependable.
     
  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    plymouth rocks and buckeyes
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orpingtons and Black Australorps--There's enough to do on the farm without having to incubate and brood replacement chicks. I have other hens that go broody, but those two breeds seem to be very dedicated and protective mother hens.
     
  7. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    [​IMG] now guys how many of you have these breeds?
    punky [​IMG]
     
  8. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    White Rocks, New Hamps, RIRs, Black Aussies....my fave four.
     
  9. fowled-out

    fowled-out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIR and Rocks
     
  10. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have White Plymouth Rock. Hatchery stock (I think they are pretty good stock).
     

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