CHICKEN BREED DISCUSSION THREAD!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicken Egg 17, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I was considering getting some of those but I have been leaning torward black jersey Giants and silkies
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will take a look at it and maybe make some changes to it does anyone else think I should add to the first post or change
     
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  3. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I think I got it the way I want it any one is more than welcome to share what u think of the changes I made to the first post
     
  4. CanadianBuckeye

    CanadianBuckeye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got back into chickens last year after a long absence. I spent a year researching the breeds, and decided on Buckeyes as my primary breed of choice. I also have some dark cornish, and some mixed layers. I have a few projects in mind, but because my birds are so young it will take me a while to get there- my primary project is to breed a pea combed dual purpose chicken that lays a white egg. I'm thinking it will be more of a landrace rather than a breed, I like the surprises you get when you hatch crosses.
    I plan to breed the Buckeyes to the standard of perfection and for production, the Cornish primarily production, second to standard. I got the cornish as an afterthought ( I like the colour and the pea comb) but I'm quite taken with them[​IMG][​IMG]
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    and plan to keep them around as a pure breed. I only have one Buckeye rooster, he's a bit too fluffy, small and short in the back to breed, and sadly my Cornish rooster dropped dead last fall, probably a heart attack. So this year I have big plans, a lot of hatching eggs coming...
     
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a good chioce they are really pretty birds what all are they mixed with to get that nice red color are they like Rhode Island reds or what here is mine out playing in the rain this morning [​IMG]
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are out playing in the rain they look like drowned rats
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok since some people have started coming to this thread I am going to start taking requests for things to put in the notes and I will update the notes of things once a week or I might do it every two weeks i will take all the notes from every one and put them all together
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello since everyone is getting off work about now I will be taking nots let me no what u think should be in them and I will add them and I will update the nots once a week
     
  9. CanadianBuckeye

    CanadianBuckeye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Buckeyes are a pure breed, similar to Rhode Island reds and similar in colour. The Cornish are pure dark Cornish, double laced, black and brown, and they breed true too. The other hens are a mystery mix, I don't know their background at all so their colours won't breed true.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I was wondering if they bred true or not nice birds by the way
     

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