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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CHKNFMR, May 9, 2008.

  1. CHKNFMR

    CHKNFMR In the Brooder

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    What do these birds look like? Do they lay and hatch well, how good are the eggs to eat? Brood easy? Are they used for meat chickens/ if so how good are they? Thinking of getting several chickens we can use for meat chickens, but want a breed that reproduces well and turns out good eggs and meat. Any pics and info welcome.
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Very beautiful birds, multi-colored, never know what you are going to get, actually. Some have beards, some don't. Some lay greenish eggs, some don't. Eggs are delicious. Meat is delicious. They are LARGE chickens that make cool sounds, especially if they have more of the jungle fowl-type characteristics that Araucanas have. I don't know about brooding and hatching. They are good birds overall, though, for first-time chicken owners. Here's a picture from this site:

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    Edited to add, you cannot show them as they are a mixed, not true breed of chickens.
     
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  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    This is Iris, one of my 2 EE's.
    She is broody right now for the 2nd time this year.

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    My EE's lay about 4-5 eggs each a week.
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Yeah, I couldn't think of a better word [​IMG] Not show as in actual chicken shows... but for show, ie decoration. But apparently they are more useful than just that [​IMG]
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    ooooo I love Miss Iris [​IMG] she's such a pretty bird!
     

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