Cool looking breeds that AREN'T setters

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Eric R, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Eric R

    Eric R Songster

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    I have too many broody hens and want to swap them for nonsetters but don't necessarily like the plain looking breeds. So far I know polish, sebrights, double laced barnevelder and Hamburgs are on my list. Any others?
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    I have a Sebright who goes broody every month during warm weather.
     
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  3. Eric R

    Eric R Songster

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    Yeah. I had wanted 1 of my hens to go broody for some hatching eggs I bought. Instead 6 of them went broody. Not cool.
     
  4. Virginia and James

    Virginia and James Songster

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    Speckled Sussex. Love mine! Friendly, gets prettier every year, friendly, curious, friendly, reliable layer, friendly, never broody.
    Did I mention personality?
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    x2, love the SS hens!
    I'd think that Leghorns are very unlikely to become broody. They do come in several colors, and some have rose (?) combs.
    Mary
     
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  6. Kabootar

    Kabootar Songster

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    All the breeds you mentioned will go broody except perhaps Hamburgs. Cool looking birds go broody more often.
     
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  7. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Sebrights, speckled Sussex, gold/ silver laced Wyandottes, and Spitzhaubens!
     
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    Perris Crowing

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    I think it's an individual rather than a breed thing; I have supposedly non-setting breeds but one of each of 3 different such breeds has gone broody anyway (while the other one(s) of same breeds haven't, yet...)
     
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    SueT Crossing the Road

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    Several have mentioned Speckled Sussex. I also have one, 3 years old, has never gone broody, and is an excellent layer. I love this breed!
     
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    Acre4Me Crowing

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    Our Barred Rocks, silver laced Wyandotte’s, and Easter eggers have never gone broody. We have several of each. EE come in many colors/patterns.
     
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