Excuse my newbie-ness

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wolfandfinch, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. wolfandfinch

    wolfandfinch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking through this section on the forum and am finding it hard to see what I'm looking for, but please excuse me as I'm sure this must have been discussed before.

    If I want to choose a breed based on certain characteristics, is it possible to find some sort of tool to filter by to list the best breeds for those characteristics? Also by habitat? More?

    For example, I live in Vancouver Canada with a wet, mild climate. I have children and a cat so I need a friendly but not easily freaked out breed. I can have 4 chickens but would be happy to have from 1-4 breeds. I am new so probably need somewhat low-maintenance breeds in terms of learning-curves/investment of time.

    Is there somewhere I can plug this all in and get a list of compatible breeds? Is there a thread I've missed that already went through all this?

    thanks for your patience!
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Yes! At the very top of the page in Purple there is a list
    BYC HOme/ Learning Center/Breeds/ Coop Design/ BYC Store/ Member pages/ Reciepes/ Forum FAQ's

    Click on breeds and it will have a great list including pictures and information such as climate hardiness, color of egg, personality. It is very informative!

    And....[​IMG]
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Lots of folks have their own preferences of which breed they like best. I hear Orphingtons are good birds for kids. I know my Red Sexlinks were pretty calm birds as were the blacks.

    For a cold climate like the reds, blacks, RIR, and Barred Rocks are good.
     
  4. wolfandfinch

    wolfandfinch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I saw that. I guess I'm being lazy, and had assumed someone had built some sort of tool or database somewhere online to filter through breed info [​IMG]

    thanks!
     
  5. wolfandfinch

    wolfandfinch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thank you for all these. I will read up on these ones specifically!
     
  6. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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  9. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from Oregon!
     
  10. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a nice tool. I like the way you can choose all the different attributes to suit your preferences.
     

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