Need help choosing a rare Breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aurorarose25, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Buff Laced Brahma

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  2. Gold Laced Brahma

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  3. Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons (LF)

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  4. Golden Cuckoo Marans (feathered Leg)

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  5. Golden Cuckoo Marans (non feathered leg)

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  6. Swedish Flower Hen

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  7. Cream Legbar

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  8. Other (please explain)

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  1. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking into some rare breed chickens and wanted to start this poll to give me some ideas. Choose any that you would buy or want to try your self...
     
  2. wingsofglory

    wingsofglory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chanteclers.

    And I think it would be fun to put a beard/muff on Chanteclers. You are already breading Buff Ameraucanas, which could do this on Buff Chanteclers. I would love to see other colors also in Chanteclers, with beards.

    I have just started some chicks in Buff and Partridge. I love them already. Breed has great characteristics - tiny cushion combs, do well in the cold and will walk in the snow, mellow chicks, good homestead bird for laying, meat, and some broodiness to keep chicks coming. I was thinking of crossing the cushion comb into my Easter Eggers to reduce the size of the comb on the roosters.

    After reading the Chantecler thread here on BYC forum, I ordered them from Ideal. The folks on the thread said Ideall's have good form and type for hatchery birds, only have to work on size.

    I have BBS Ameraucana but don't know what the color mix will turn out to be.
     
  3. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would LOVE to buy some Cream Legbars, however the Swedish Flower hen is a really close second.... The blue egg thing, and auto sexing is just so enticing!!!
     
  4. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    Lemon Cukoos Are to die for!!
     
  5. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I voted for Golden Cuckoo Marans (Feather Legged) because they need work on egg color and color on the bird itself.
    You can also sex them at hatch which is a +.

    I would have voted for the Lemon Cuckoo but they are godly expensive at the moment and they will eventually turn out like Light/Coronation Sussexs. Along with all the other $1,000 or more for a pair of Orps.
    Just wait 5-6 years and almost everyone will have one.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Don't have any experience with the cream legbars....yet...but the Swedish flower hens are pretty personable...
     
  7. mywifewasonherenowiamalso

    mywifewasonherenowiamalso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only 1 i have experience with is buff brama and they are great alot better in person. they are not what i would call buff (or yellow) more light brownish, they are awsome.

    but i chose other cause i would get silver duckwing yokohama
     
  8. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I chose other, why? Because you didn't list Diamond Jubilee Orpingtons!

    They are my dream chickens. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  9. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:wow!!! thats a beautiful bird..

    this is awesome info keep em coming. Thnx guys
     
  10. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I voted for LEMON CUCKOO ORPINGTONS!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!
     

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