need help choosing which breeds to keep

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rodeoclown1189, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY breeds of choice

    RIR
    Dominique
    Light Brahma
    Buff Brahma
    Buff Orpington
    Giant black cochins
    Golden Laced Wyandottes
    Easter Eggers
    Golden Laced Orpington Project
    Golden Comet

    i need help i only have 11 breeding pens and i need help choosing breeds that i should stick with and which ones to sell out of for new projects and Rare Birds


    will be receiving:
    Lemon Blue cochins
    Black Copper Marans
    Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    well, gold comets are hybrids. They don't necessarily breed true, I'd scratch them

    I also see you have EEs listed, but being mutts they too do not breed true. If you kept a pen of pure ameraucana instead they could do double duty providing both pure ameraucana and rossed with your other breeds, EEs.

    Aside from that it's just preference. I'd clarify your goals and choose the breeds that best meet them.
     

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