Gotta decide NOW! Production or Heritage??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WickeeChickee, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. WickeeChickee

    WickeeChickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are getting our chicks today! Now I have to decide between getting all buff orpies or all production reds! I can't get a mix because the B.O.'s are at the local feed store and the P.R.'s are at TSC. TSC has a minimum of 6 chicks, which is our max. Please bring on the subjectivity and give me your thoughts/experience. I do want eggs to be top priority, closely followed by temperment. Thank you in advance for your knowledgable advice, we are brand new to this!
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seeing that they are coming from a hatchery the buffs will lay good. Hatcheries breed for top egg production. I would go with the buff Orpingtons personally. My hatchery ones were calm and lay-ed decently.
     
  3. WickeeChickee

    WickeeChickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I really appreciate your input!
     

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