Cool looking breeds that AREN'T setters

Eric R

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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?
 

SueT

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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?
I have a Sebright who goes broody every month during warm weather.
 

Kabootar

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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?

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

Perris

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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...)
 

SueT

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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!
 

Acre4Me

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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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