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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StarLover21, Oct 12, 2011.
Ok, I'm curious...whats the most freindly, affectionate breed of hen in your experience?
Our little OEGB's are by far the friendliest of any breeds we have ever had.
Our Black Sex-Links pull a close second.
Of the Roosters it is by far our Delawares.
I hear that Cochins are very friendly as a breed.
Rare breed -- the Cubalaya are very, very friendly birds, and it is stated as a breed trait, but holding, picking up, talking to and petting any chicken makes them more friendly and approachable. And, my one EE is very friendly, her sister less so.
My EEs are by far my most friendly. My speckled sussex runs second place. But they're not really affectionate per se in the climb-all-over-you sense, but they run up to me and follow me whenever I'm outside. And I always end up almost stepping on the sussex.
Our little red sex link is the friendliest. She runs up to greet us when we drive up. She hangs out with my husband in his shop and follows me everywhere.
Ours are friendly in different ways. The BR mixes are most comfortable being held or perching on people, the RIR mixes really talk to us, and groom us, but don't like to be petted. The SS roosters are friendly but wary. I don't know if that's a rooster thing. That's the extent of my experience
Silkies and my light Brahma hen who just passed away last week
As I stated in the last thread asking such -
My Doms are b y far the friendliest in the sense of petting and climbing on me. The BJGs are the most talkative and my BOs are just sweet. My three BO roosters are the nicest roosters you could ever meet, they follow me around as much as our dogs. My BJG rooster not so much.
3 Dominques, 3 Black Jersey Giants, 7 Buff Operingtons, 3 Blue Laced Red Wy, 2 Blue Slate and 7 Royal Palm Turkeys, 7 Guineas, 5 Goats
2 Labs, 3 Cats, 1 Toddler and a Husband
My Lavendar Orpingtons hens are soo sweet just sit in u lap and sleep