Help me decide the bantams to keep!

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  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I've decided to cut back on some of my bantam breeds. Please choose two of the following breeds that you think I should keep. If you want to include your reasons, please do so.

    1. Blue Splash Silkies from good bloodlines, Hattrick roo, nice topknots.
    2. Mille Fleur d'Uccles, good color and markings.
    3. Blue and Black Mottled d'Uccles, not sure of quality yet, still young.
    4. Fawn Silver Duckwing OEGBs, from Ideal.
    5. Silver Sebrights, from Ideal.
    6. Showgirl Silkies, dark blue and/or black (hard to tell), still young.
    7. Golden Campine OEGBs from Ideal, chicks.
    8. Silver Campine OEBGs from Ideal, chicks.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    [​IMG] I think you should let me take the showgirls and silkies off your hands and the problem will be solved ! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    *I* like the silkies and showgirls, but my husband has great distain for them. He claims that they are not real chickens. [​IMG]
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should keep the silkies and the Mille Fleur D'Uccle just because they are the best of the list [​IMG]
     
  5. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Are you interested in broodiness, laying ability or just eye candy?
     
  6. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    [​IMG] My husband say's my showgirls look like dinasaures ! What to men know ! [​IMG]
     
  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I would keep the ones that I know are good quality - the silkies and mille fleurs. Unless you are just in love with one of the breeds, and if you don't care about show quality, keep the ones you want.
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I like broodiness and eye candy. [​IMG]
     
  9. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep the giant two legged cats aka silkies (that is what my DH calls them) [​IMG]
     
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Looks like the most votes for the silkies and the d'Uccles so far. [​IMG]
     

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