Help me choose a breed...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sydney13, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    I want to add a new hen to my flock so I have been locking through all of the breeds. I want a hen that will lay white eggs and thats not your typical looking chicken. Most importantly I want a breed that is locally available from a breeder.
    I know of a polish breeder, a appenzeller spitzhauben, and a near by leghorn breeder.
    I know that leghorns will lay a ton of eggs which i would love, but they don't have the unusual looks. I love the top hat on the polishes but how is their laying? Ive read on some places that they are good layers and some places say they are very poor layers.
    Do most poultry shows have a sales barn? Ive only been to one show and it had a very large sales section, but by the time I was done looking everything was sold out [​IMG]
    I really love those hamburgs and I guess I could wait till april until the next show [​IMG] So, do most poultry shows have a large section of birds available? And what are your experiences with polishes and their laying? [​IMG]

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Yes, poultry shows have sale barns. And yes, if your Polish are from hatchery stock (most of them out there) then they're very dependable layers. Truly Show Quality Polish (not just at fairs) though aren't the best layers.
  3. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    The only question I can answer is that I have had polish and really enjoyed them
    I do not believe they are great layers...........3 or 4 eggs a week.
    Just my experience.
    I am sure you will get more responces.
    Good Luck

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by