If you were told you could only raise ONE breed, what would it be?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Smartie_Pants, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I am thinking about everything I want to do next spring and I think I might rehome some chickens and get some chicks I can raise myself instead of buying adults.

    So if you could only pick one breed, what would it be? Your decision should be based on temperment, apperance, and egg laying.
  2. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    BO's My Buella has really been such a good girl. But actually now that I'm thinking about it my RIR started laying first and has a schedule of when she will lay. I don't know [​IMG] it would have to be one of the two.
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  3. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2008
  4. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    From my limited experience so far (since October), it would be the BOs. My littlest BO is the only one of my chickens that really lets me hold her, and the BO roo is a really sweet and handsome guy.
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    salmon faverolles
    or golden laced cochins

    Never met a mean one of either breed...very sweet & easy-going.
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  6. andorraclaim

    andorraclaim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2008
    East Austin, Texas
    Black Cop Marans or Blue Wyandotte. Not the coolest looking or best laying, great all around with unique qualities.
  7. alyssa558

    alyssa558 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2008
    Durham, NC
    I absolutely adore my Madagascar Games (naked neck). She is the sweetest little angel in the whole world. She also lays well, although the eggs are a bit smaller than some of the other chickies'. They are speckled, though!

    The only downside is that I worry about her being too cold.
  8. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 5, 2007
    That's a hard one. For eggs Welsummers but for looks Polish.
  9. algopurple

    algopurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ripley TN
    Australorps lay really well and mine are never mean.
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Either Silkies or Light Brahmas

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