Narrowed down search...now need help with choosing please.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mommas chickens, May 15, 2011.

  1. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I took one gals advice and picked the breeds I liked by color, then the qualitys that I was mostly looking for in chickens to add in with my 2 buff orpingtons and 2 easter eggers. I have list below any on-hands advice with any of these would be helpful! Thanks! [​IMG]
    Light Brahma
    Australorp
    Delaware
    Black Copper Marans
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    Australorps!! I love my aussie [​IMG]
    Brahmas seem to be very docile birds to me. I've only had 1 wyandotte, she is good, but she does not like to be picked up. Not sure if that's just her or the breed.
     
  3. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard nothing but good things about the Australorps. I will be getting one for sure they sound wonderful!
     
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    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver Laced Wyandottes and Delawares are really great. My Wyandotte, once she started laying, became the sweetest thing. She was a bit shy up until that point. She follows me everywhere, and her pattern is just so beautiful! My Delaware makes me chase her around the yard, and is my blueberry thief, and sneaks into the scratch bin if I leave the lid off, but I like her spunk. She is a FABULOUS mouser. She's caught more mice than my two cats combined, and she's a good layer. The bright white color is a nice addition to the black, and buff colored hens. Yes, I like pretty hens too, and ones that are sweet and lay lots of eggs.

    Yes, Australorps are wonderful... I have 2 that I dearly love. Since you've already gotten good review for them, I thought I'd chime in on the others.

    I don't have any experience with Brahmas or Marans. Another pretty color are the Speckled Sussex. I like that rich mahogany color that they have. I just got a Light Sussex pullet. She's really pretty, and so far is quite happy and easy going.

    Have fun with your chickens!
     
  5. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the help!! I think Im sold on getting a Wyandotte and a Delaware as well! I think Im just gonna end up with one or two of each breed! Lol!
     
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    speakup4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any input for you but had to addÂ… you live in the same place as my sister!! [​IMG] If only everyone knew how small Spring Creek really is, they'd know how amazing that is! [​IMG]
     
  7. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's crazy! Small world!! [​IMG]
     

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