Largest nicest breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TheMatador, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. TheMatador

    TheMatador Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if this is the most appropriate forum for this question (feedback please if its not) but...

    What do ya'll think is the largest and best tempered breed I could bring into my flock? I'd get a kick out of having a real monster around but I'm not interested in having an aggressive bird in the flock. I've got a really nice groove going with little competition even though I'm a bit rooster heavy right now.

    Any favorites come to mind?

    I've got a good sized house for the flock (12 x 12 with only 13 chickens in it right now) and the kids free range all day, every day.

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  2. thewarriorchild

    thewarriorchild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I saw the title my first thought was Jody's birds [​IMG] I have never seen larger birds than hers.
    I did not touch the birds but her family was nice [​IMG]
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Brahmas!!!!!
     
  4. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some pretty huge orpingtons but I dont know if I would call them monsters. They have a great temperment.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I too say Brahmas!!!!!

    Chris
     
  6. White, Barred and Partridge Plymouth ROCKS !!
     
  7. TheMatador

    TheMatador Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, PS: I'm in upstate NY so I'd need a good cold weather breed.

    Any feelings on Jersey Giants?
     
  8. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like White Broilers! I have four that I rescued from a chicken house, and they are just big sweet teddy bears!
     
  9. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I only have four chickens, so I'm no expert, but both my Light Brahma and my Buff Orpington are pretty big and very tame.
     
  10. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to say Jersey Giants! They are so sweet-or at least mine are and you won't get bigger [​IMG] We have them in black blue and splash all very calm.
     

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