How freindly are these breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StarLover21, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Salmon Faverolle
    Easter Egger
    Barred Rock
    Wyandottes
    and Silkies

    Oh, and also Lavender Orpingtons.

    Also, if you got standard breeds like Barred Rocks and Easter Eggers, AND you got one bantam silkie, would it be picked on, do you think?
    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    In order by my experience:

    Silkie
    barred rock
    salmon faverolle (have not had them long though)
    EE
    Wyandotte

    Silkies tend to go off and do thier own thing they seem to not be competative.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Very
     
  4. Momhen

    Momhen Out Of The Brooder

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    We have Barnevelder Bantams - not on your list - but they are very friendly and easy to handle. We can't get over how different they are from our Light Sussex hens. I think we got spoiled with our Barnevelders!
     
  5. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    Silkies- Very very friendly

    Easter egger- In my experience all mine have been flighty and aggressive

    Barred rock- Very friendly. Mine have been very curious too.

    Wyandottes- I have no experience with this breed

    Salmon Favorelle- I have not had this breed but i have heard they are very friendly

    Lavendar Orpingtons- no experience but have heard orpingtons are friendly
     
  6. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    Salmon Faverolle and Silkies--- I have no experience
    Easter Egger--- Fairly friendly. Some seem slightly gamey. Over all I have not had a human aggressive EE.
    Barred Rock--- Very curious and friendly
    Wyandottes--- I have only had roosters, but mine have been very calm and friendly.
     
  7. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Think It depends on the Bird [​IMG] , the rank [​IMG] ( In Pecking Order ) and the Love [​IMG]
     
  8. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    I have all of these breeds and this is how I rank them!

    Silkies

    LO

    EE

    SF

    Wyandottes

    BR

    Happy-Hens
     
  9. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Silkies don't know. I have heard they are nice

    Faverolles are very nice with people and other birds. very sociable. The bantams are very small though and if you have other birds that have a tendency to pick I don't know how well they would fair. So sweet and docile I was able to put 6 week old babies in with a 7 month old roo and 5 month old roo, and two 5 month old pullets and everyone got along great.

    EE- one of my EE seems to be the smartest bird I own and one of the only birds I have that will jump up in my lap. I have two other EEs though that are good and sweet birds but will run from you if you try to pick them up. Good with other birds but, not so docile that I would trust a grown EE with a baby. I hope that helps paint a picture

    Orpingtons 1 out of the 4 Orpingtons I have will jump up in your lap another will let you pick it up. They are good with other birds but, I don't think they are docile enough to trust with 6 week old babies.

    I do not have a wyandotte but, my neighbor does. She likes them but, she said they are not as sociable as her Orpingtons.

    I don't know about barred rocks.

    I think it is all personal choice. I love my Salmon Faverolles but, my one EE is my favorite.

    Good luck
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Each bird varies [​IMG]

    But overall with my experience, and this pertains to hatchery stock only, which of course most people are used to anyway -

    Wyandottes are only friendly if in small groups or as maybe a hen or two. EE's are a mixed bag but generally great hens. Faverolles are always sweeties, same as Silkies.
     

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