Feedback on breed choices

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Red Tie, May 30, 2008.

  1. Red Tie

    Red Tie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 30, 2008
    Metamora, MI
    Hello Everyone! I am new here and just returning to the world of chickens after a long absence......! like 30 years!

    I intend to raise some birds for eggs and have the roos as fryers. I think I will try some Red Bros in the late summer for the freezer too. I have ordered-

    10 Golden Comet Pullets
    10 New Hampshire Pullets
    5 Golden Laced Wyandotte Pullets

    15 RIR SR
    15 WPR SR

    and lucky me, 25 free bonus chicks for ordering 50! The bonus chicks are supposed to be heavy variety, probably roos.

    I ordered from Mt. Healthy as they are the nearest to me.

    So, bottom line is, did I choose well with these breeds? I admit that pretty chickens were a factor as well as production!

    Thank you all in advance, I look forward to learning from everyone.
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I have a couple of gold laced wyans. They are pretty birds, nice heavy & fluffy. They lay nice sized brown eggs.

    They are not the friendliest birds I have but are nice.

    Don't have any personal experience on the others...
     
  3. Red Tie

    Red Tie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the input! I am eagerly awaiting my "delivery" date of June 16. I am starting to dream about chickens. My poor husband.....[​IMG]
     
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Whats WPR stand for? I forget some of the abreviations. And you did pick great breeds. The RIRs will lay great eggs if you get any pullets.
    Edited to add: Oh and [​IMG]
     
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  5. Red Tie

    Red Tie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WPR is White Plymouth Rocks! I do hope that there are pullets in the RIR group. That is what we raised when I was a kid and they make good fryers too! Thank you for the welcome, I can't wait to get my chicks!
     
  6. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    OK thanks, there are so many chickens and that means alot of abreviations.
     

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