Newbie question about breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Snow Rose, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Snow Rose

    Snow Rose New Egg

    Feb 13, 2012
    I live in San Francisco and can have up to four chickens. I was wondering if there is any reason I shouldn't get four different breeds. I would like to get an Easter Egger, a Sex-link, a Welsummer, and a Leghorn. The Plymouth Rock also seems like a nice breed.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    People do it all the time. I've had a mix of breeds for a few years now. Sure makes it easier to tell them apart! I think it is good to get all large fowl, as you have chosen. Sometimes adding something like a Silkie to these breeds causes people to separate their flock.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I got all different breeds for the first 8 chicks I bought, in 2 groups of 4 chicks each. I believed I would not be able to tell them apart, otherwise. (I now know I can indeed discern individual birds of the same breed IN MY FLOCK. Not saying I could do it with anybody else's chickens!)

    My entire flock is pretty much different breeds or different colors of breeds. There are not many "duplicates" except for the Cinnamon Queens, the Buckeyes, the dark Brahmas, the Blue Orpingtons, the Delaweggers, and even some partridge colored EEs. Hmmmm. Okay, so that sounds like there are quite a few duplicates, but that's only happened in the last 8 months or so.

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