Help me find some breeds for my pen:)Finding Buckeyes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StrictBaptist, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. StrictBaptist

    StrictBaptist Out Of The Brooder

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    Will be builing it soon, help me pick some breeds:) Preferrably bantams

    1. Buckeye- I already know this will be one of the breeds, I grew up in Indiana with 5 of them when I was a kid. I love them

    2. Wife wants a great egg layer that is pretty to look at ?????

    other ideas?????? and reasons why you would select them?



    Also does anyone know where I can buy some buckeyes from????????
     
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off, [​IMG] from Missouri!!!

    These are supposed to be some excellent Buckeyes: http://www.buckeyechickens.com/ I've never had any of these myself, but I've heard high reviews. If you want cheaper chicks (and lower quality), then Ideal, Meyer, and Welp Hatcheries all carry Buckeyes.

    As far as a beautiful great egg layer, that really is personal taste. A few breeds to consider are: Easter Eggers (aka Araucanas, Americaunas, etc.), Buff Orpingtons, Australorps, Speckled Sussex, and Silver or Golden Laced Wyandottes.
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Welcome to BYC StrictBaptist, from a fellow Baptist (not that strict however...). I don't know of any Buckeye breeders, but then again we don't have many chicken owners around here at all. Hope you find some.
     
  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Two of my best layers (when they aren't broody!)...

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    Mille Fleur d'Uccle bantams. I think they're pretty cute. [​IMG] (They look terrible in this pic though because they were starting to molt.)

    Best wishes on getting your flock!
     
  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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  6. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I don't have any bantams but I think the little Cochins are adorable to look at. I also love the Naked Neck Turkens. I only have one, wish I would have gotten more. They are said to be very docile and quiet birds.

    Check out the NNT thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=301500

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    Mille Fleurs are pretty too!!! So many to choose from!!!
     
  7. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would recommend Easter Eggers (often called Americaunas) as pretty egg-layers for your wife. They lay tinted eggs, come in all different shades, and have a delightful bird-of-prey look, while still having sweet personalities . [​IMG] BTW, my avatar is my favorite EE, Kestrel.
     

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