Favorite breeds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BantyChickMom, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Just curious to know what everyone's favorite breed
    is. (if you can pick just 1!!!)

    I'm undecided between japanese and cochins.
  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    That's a hard question - I'd have to say my buff orpingtons because they are such characters. My cochins and ameraucans are right up there too.
  3. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    I don't have alot of experience with alot of different breeds. I like the buff orpingtons cause they are a all-around good breed except for the strong desire to go broody alot. I would have to say at the moment the mille fleur bantams. They are a beautiful bird(even the hens are beautiful, which is rare for most female poultry to be so colorfully marked). I guess I just like their fiestiness and big bird attitude. They are so comical!
  4. I love our Barred Rock FiFi.

    She is like a dog always underfoot. Even my DH who was not into us getting chickens likes her.

    SHHHHH, do not tell anyone last night I caught him holding her while he was sitting outside in his chair. Wish I had my zoom lens on my camera! [​IMG]
  5. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    Rhode Island Reds. I love them and always have a few in my flock. They are wonderful layers.
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Marans, Welsummers and Barred Rocks
  7. blossom hen

    blossom hen Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    NE Tx
    I have two Dutch bantam pullets who are so underfoot I have to watch my step! They are truly my babies who love to be picked up and petted. Also one Buttercup Bantam (do buttercups come in bantam size? In researching, that's what she looks like) that is almost as clingy as the Dutch. Also have BLRWs who are really friendly. But then, I like all my flock; they're like children, everyone has their own endearing qualities!
  8. redchicken

    redchicken Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Eastern Pa
    polish are the best they are so pretty [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2007
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    American Gamefowl


    Cubalaya and Bantam Cochin
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I have to say my silkies and cochins are the most entertaining here.

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