New urban flock - Which breed would you pick?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Firetiger, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Firetiger

    Firetiger Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 3, 2008
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    Coop is almost finished. Hope to pick up hens this weekend. Still haven't decided which breed. Want good layers and easy keepers. The following are available:

    Buff Orpington
    Black Australorp
    Rhode Island Reds
    Barred Rocks
    Black Sex-linked
    Black Australorps
    White Leghorn
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    Light Brahmas

    Which should I pick?
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Buff Orps [​IMG]
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Oh and welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    black sex linked:)
     
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Welcome to byc
     
  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Buff Orps are superb layers of large brown eggs, they are pleasant to be around, make large attractive birds that are hardy and easy to care for. They mature quickly and lay earlier than some other breeds also.
    They are just the perfect all around chicken!
     
  7. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the variety of colors and breeds in my flock. I have a lot of the breeds you have listed. my particular girls have the following characteristics (don't know if it's them or the breed) all were raised together.

    buff orp..sweet, docile easy to handle. very vocal, talks a lot
    light brahma....most friendly of my bunch, love human contact
    austrolorpe....very pretty, a loner bird, not friendly but not mean
    RIR.....skittish from day one, beautiful but not friendly
    BR....my favorite, she's just so pretty. friendly too
    wyandottes....sweet but don't like to be handled. love their treats, the first in line when I shake the treat cup

    all are reported to be good layers (I'm still waiting!)

    Good luck and welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2008
  9. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    They are all nice, it is really a preference. I would pick an assortment for a colorful flock!
     
  10. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I would mix Barred Rocks and Light Brahmas. They would look very pretty together.
     

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