My first Chickens - breed info

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by starfroggie, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I made my very first ever chicken purchase today [​IMG]

    2 Salmon Faverolles
    5 Golden Spangle Hamburgs
    2 Partridge Cochins
    4 Silver Penciled Wyandottes
    1 White and 1 Golden Polish

    Other than watching out that the Polish don't get picked on, does anyone see any other potential problem areas with this combination of breeds? They are all standard sizes and I have no idea yet what the genders are. I only needed about six hens and thought my chances would be better if I bought about twice that many.

    I am going to do some surfing now to find out more specific breed characteristics, but would appreciate any other info you guys have to offer! [​IMG]
     
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
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  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Congratulations on your purchase!! I would agree, that as long as they are raised together they should all be fine! Have fun! [​IMG]
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's going to be a beautiful, colorful flock! Can't wait to see pictures!
     
  5. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the first photo. My husband took these for me tonight.
    I believe this is a Silver Penciled Wyadotte but please correct me if I am wrong.

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  6. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden Polish

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    Golden Spangle Hamburg
     
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  7. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to mention, these chicks are from Duane Urch of Urch/Turnland Poultry in Owatonna, Minnesota.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Beautiful pictures! Good selection of breeds. Do be careful with the polish though, they can get pecked on if they can't see though their crests.
     
  9. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far the Hamburgs seem pretty aggressive and flighty. I like the Partridge's the best.
     
  10. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pair of Partridge Cochins. One is darker than the other. I am hoping I have a male/female here.

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    Everyone needs a hug!
     

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