can you guys tell me a good standard

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redchicken, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might get some standard birds what breed do you guys think is good?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Well......I like Standards..Brahma (any color)...Buff Orpingtons are sweet birds, so are the Black/Blue/Splash....RIR girls are also nice....
     
  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BRAHMAS! The sweetest birds you will ever find. Get some lights or buffs. Mine are the best. So perfect in every way!
     
  4. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how good are turkens?
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The turkens lay good, they look odd. Since you are in a northern state, you might have to worry about frost bite, thats where wyandottes are the best, brahmas are right behind them as far as cold hardyness and laying through the winter. We havent had turken hens lay in the winter, they stop like the plymouth rocks.
     
  6. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah we got a silver laced wyandotte from murray mcmurray as an extra chick she was very nice but she died for some reason we do not know why but she was very sweet
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Speckled Sussex are a good way to go. Faverolles are calm and nice too.
     
  8. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Turkens are very disease resistant, one of the hardiest in that regard. They have less feathers so I'd worry abouth the cold.

    Buff Orps, Brahmas, Barred Rocks, Buckeyes are all friendly, cold hardy breeds.
     
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I like my wyndotte girl
     
  10. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    personally I love bantams more, but i did have standards for awhile and I absolutely fell in love with the black Australorps, they lay very well, do great in cold weather and are stunning. Mine always followed me everywhere.
     

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