Is there a list of "Bad Momma" breeds?

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  1. Deltabwa

    Deltabwa Songster

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    I've tried searching for a list of breeds that are typically, of course not always, bad mothers, good mothers, bad setters, etc. And I was sure I saw one a while ago but can't find it now and don't think it was on here.

    And does anyone have experience with Golden Campines that went broody?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Being a good or bad mom seems to be an individual trait. The only breed I found to be consistently good at it is silkies. Otherwise you just need to see.
     
  3. Deltabwa

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    That goes for every species doesn't it :) I just thought I read something somewhere that gave a general breakdown with things such as... good brooder but bad mother, bad brooder but good mother, good brooder and good mother.. etc., with basic generals. oh well. thanks
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Pretty much. I don't think anyone can generalize mothering traits accurately by breed alone. Even within one breed of chicken the breeding behind it can dictate more what the actual bird will look and act like. In general breeder bred birds are chosen for things like broodiness and mothering, and looks, and hatchery stock focuses on egg production, but that's generalizing too.

    Certain breeds like some bantam are bred for looks so things like broodiness isn't bred out of them like it is in a breed like leghorns leghorns. Still plenty of leghorns probably go broody and some are good mothers.
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    Someone had a thread on their Golden Campine hen going broody.
     
  6. Deltabwa

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    That was me. The time is nearing, I'm just wondering if I should keep an extra close eye out.

    Good points of course, Thanks :)
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    LoL had no idea it was you
     
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  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    No matter what the breed, you always need to keep an extra close eye on them! :eek:
     
  9. Deltabwa

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    Well, I keep an eye out but an EXTRA close eye ;) meaning 3x an hr instead of maybe 2x :)
     
  10. Just this. Commercial egg laying breeds have the desire to set totally bred out of them. No matter what you do or how sexy your rooster is these hens will never start setting.... ever.
     

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