Looking For Heavy Breeds + What Breed are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GreatBreeder, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMG_2335.jpg IMG_2336.jpg I'm going to start my journey with chickens with some heavy DP breeds. Other than Cornish and Dorkings, any good reccomendations?

    Also, found these while browsing heavies second probly a White Rock any ideas?
     
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  2. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    IMG_20170614_193931.jpg IMG_20170614_193402.jpg IMG_20170614_193339.jpg Dorkings are dual purpose breed! My girl is decent size and a great layer!
     
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  3. Hamiam

    Hamiam Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure she is to feisty! When I do catch her her extra toes ate super long and sharp.. So I leave her be as much as possible! She looks kinda small because she is short but she weighs around 7 pounds....
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Brhamas are a heavy, BIG breed. But slow developing, if you are looking for meat birds. They are too beautiful to eat anyway.
     
  6. TinyBirds

    TinyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree that brahmas are too beautiful to eat. Over the years I've found it easier to kill the roosters that are either mean to us or the hens, and I've never had a brahma or cochin that was mean so they're too hard to kill emotionally. Also the hens lay less eggs usually.
    Black australorps or white plymouth rocks (not the same as white cornish rocks) are my suggestion. Black copper marans maybe but they don't lay as many eggs as the others.
     
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  7. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plymouth Rocks "any color but Barred, black pin feathers SUCK!!", New Hampshire Reds, and Buckeyes would be my top three choices for dual purpose breeds.
     
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  9. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white rock and a barred rock and they are both great. I think my favorite overall is probably wyandotttes. They are very pretty and they are good layers.
     
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