Flower horns?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by quackydoodle, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody ever had a leghorn/swedish flower cross? Pros or cons?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've never had one, but if you've got one, I would like to see a picture of it. I would expect, based on what I know of the parent breeds, that this particular cross would be rather high strung and flighty, but good layers.
     
  3. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if you had to pick between a flower horn, barred rock, or black copper maran what would you get? I have a toddler and preschooler so they have to be good around kids. Where I live is typically mid-90's for the summer highs and -10's for the winter lows. I only have hens for eggs (and my own personal amusement). Me and the kids think our girls are hilarious. My husband thinks we're crazy.
     
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  4. Michael OShay

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    I love the chocolate eggs of the Marans, but given your situation, between those three, I would pick the Barred Rock. BRs are generally the calmest and most docile of that group (although on rare occasions you can get an aggressive one), and they are probably the hardiest in extreme climates of those three.
     
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  5. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I figured. I really love the idea of dark brown eggs, though. Maybe in a couple of years...
     

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