Buying trios

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Henerz101, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Henerz101

    Henerz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I'm going to buy some trios rare breeds however I don't know wht to get. I seem to like buff orpington so but any suggestions.

    And by the way I'm from the uk





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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Buff Orpingtons are not rare here in the US, but if they are rare in the UK, by all means go for them. I have raised BOs for years, and they are very cold hardy, friendly and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets out of them), and they are good layers of large, brown eggs. Also, they make good, broody mothers if you want to breed them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breed you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    You've gotten good links.
     
  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Buff Orpingtons are great. I don't consider them to be rare exactly. I would instead call them a heritage breed. Speckled Sussex are also very pretty. If you are not sure where you are going to get the chickens, you might want to post on the UK thread for ideas on good breeders. Here is the link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/2199/anyone-in-england
     
  6. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    Welcome from Ohio!
    I am new here and had the same predisposition toward Orpingtons.
    This US gal decided to go back to her roots and went with the English Lavender Orps (if they hatch, that is)!
    Look forward to seeing what you decide. I almost had to pick a breed out a hat because there are just too many beauties to choose from.
    I am sure you couldn't go wrong finding the breed that suits you on this site.
    Best wishes...
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are you able to get Black Australorps in your country. They are bred from orpingtons and share many of the same qualities.
     
  8. kikithebird

    kikithebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    hello and welcome from victoria australia
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Black Australorps. They are my favorite standard breed. They are a little smaller than Orpingtons, but typically have a better lay rate.
     

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