most populare breed.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickalator, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Senoia Georgia
    [​IMG] everybody make a post! [​IMG] what do yall think is the most popular breed available in the u.s.? im staring a small hatchery and i would love to actually b able to seel the birds

  2. I am going to say it is going to be between the RIR and PBR. I have a friend of mine that was selling birds for quite some time and never got a breeding pair of RIR's and had a horrible time trying to get any chicks sold. Being that they are dual purpose makes them an attractive buy.
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

  4. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Most popular in USA....easy if you are going by the most.

    Leghorns or cornish crosses for meat.......

    Now for the backyard flock, probably crosses or mutts.

  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    this week ive sold at least 50 of each of RIW,RIR,NHR,BO.
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    As much as I love the breeds that are beautiful I think the up and coming breeds will be Red Stars and Black Stars. Good personalities with great laying production.
  7. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Im not sure if its one of the most common breeds, but I think silkies are the most beautiful breeds. And I know a lot of people who have them so they must be pretty common. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    Barred Rocks
  9. People who know chickens prefer brown eggs. The Road Island Reds are a really nice breed. I have about 6 to 8 of these guys and I think they are sweet little hens. I had to get rid of the roo though, they are just nasty things.

    Leghorns are another nice breed. I have about the same number of these guys. I love my roo, we call him Foghorn Leghorn.

    Another nice breed is the Cochin. The hens are sweet and the roo is Gorgous.

    I only have ONE barred rock, she is getting really big these days.

    The orps are another breed that is fairly nice, but i do not like thier personalities all that much.

    I have about 14 "Cinnamon Queens". These are crosses between the RIR and the Leghorns. They are GREAT layers, brown eggs, and they are a sweet hen. i have never seen a roo though.

    The plymouth rocks are sweet and nice layers. The roos get enormous and they are gorgous as well.

    As far as yard ornaments. I love my polish hens and the roos are simply Remarkable.

    The wife loves the silkies and they are a nice, innocent and fun bird to have.

    I love Bantams, but the roos i have are not real good for them. I do have a pair of black tails and they stick with themselves.

    Banty roos can be a real pain in the posterior.

  10. chickalator

    chickalator Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Senoia Georgia
    keep it comin guys! yall are influencing the breeds in my future backyard hatchery! [​IMG]

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