May be getting chicks - what breed to go with LF brahmas - help please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gritsar, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I've found a local man that has an NPIP certified flock with day old chicks for sale.
    I'm thinking of getting four chicks to add to my flock - my egg customer list grows daily.
    He has easter eggers, buff orps. and SLWs. Which breed would do best with my brahma flock and especially be able to deal with my 13 lb. brahma rooster doing what roosters like to do best?
     
  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:I would think the Buff Orps would be best able to handle it.

    My SLW is a bit on the smaller size (than most wyandottes) so if ya got a small one, it would suffer, I think. Easter eggers, also, may be a bit on the smaller side.

    meri
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Mojo is probably right. Why not get two of each and let us know what happens.

    I am not an enabler.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yep, I was already thinking that BOs were the way to go. Problem is, no offense to BO owners, but I'm not crazy about them. To me they lack "flash".
    Sometimes I even feel sorry for my brahma hens when my big ol' lug of a rooster gets romantic.
     
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  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Seriously, Full sized foul rooster mate with bantams all the time. I don't see any reason for you to not get any of the three breeds. I don't think your Brahma would injure any of them.
     

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