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good egg laying / pet(cute,fun) breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by raymondjames, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2011
    Any good laying/pet breeds besides: Silkie, Cochin (i have a love for them [​IMG]) Ameracauna, Australorp, Leghorn? Also how are Seramas?
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    I like Orpingtons because mine are really social and lays at least as well as a cochin. Sermas are really cute (BUT DON'T HAVE ANY), and I bet they lay cute little eggs.
  3. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2011
    Cool! I am considering Orpingtons.
  4. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    my favorite layer is by far my Bared Holland. lay white eggs good size and everyday.. Love that part .. exstreamlly friendly to people and other chickens of all ages and breed ( big help in a flock of mixed breeds and ages like mine) they are hard to get they are on the registry for low numbers so it woul dbe great if you would get some an help the breed keep going.. im getting 20 more in the spring. cant wait.
    this is Barred Holland
    you can see the tail shape and body shape is different from a barred rock and the tail shape is different.
    this pic is Barred rock
    in this pic you can really see Barred holand tail style and that they are a lighter color almost a greyish brown vs the barred rocks black and white.

    hope I helped even a little.. )O( [​IMG]
  5. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2011
    thanks guys! But using the byc guide Australorps lay Large eggs with a High egg production rate. Orps lay Medium eggs Medium. But Australorps are the "australian" version of Orpingtons, right?
    The site i am using does not supply Barred Hollands. Both Barred Hollands and Orpingtons are on my list of WANTED BREEDS now (im gonna add that to my sig sometime).

    Here's my current cart:

    2 Buff Silkies St Run
    2 Red Frizzle Cochins St Run
    2 Ameracauna Pullets
    2 Black Australorp Pullets St Run
    2 California White Leghorn Pullets St Run

    GRAND TOTAL of $26.90 for 10 chicks

    i will probably checkout sometime this week
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011

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