Odd but useful poultry needed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninny, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    Im wondering what you would consider odd but useful.

    Im considering odd as in egg color,looks.
    Useful as in can take care of themselves,broody,good layers, good meat birds.

    I would like something worth feeding and yet nice & different to look at as well.
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Dorkings [​IMG] See, even the name is odd. [​IMG]
     
  3. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Brabanters. Goofy looking critters with funny personalities, but good layers of white eggs.
     
  4. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    how about an Easter Egger.
     
  5. BlueMottie

    BlueMottie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Naked Necks
     
  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    EE's, Polish, Houdan, Spitzhauben, brabanter, Japanese, Sultans
     
  7. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    olive eggers!!!

    ee crossed with either marans or wellsummers to get dark green eggs!
     
  8. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    I like naked necks, they're definately odd, and they are good layers. I like naked neck RIR- crosses even better.

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    This is Fugly, a RIR-Naked Neck cross roo that we handed over to a friend for breeding.
     
  9. Obsessive

    Obsessive Out Of The Brooder

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    my all around fav. chcikens is prob the wyandotte. great layer, friendly, pretty broody, and come in many different varieties.

    but as far as odd, id say polish silkie cochin and EEs are my fav. so far [​IMG]
     
  10. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    salmon faverolles are odd...more in behavior than looks. Mine are just nutso compared to the rest of the flock. They will be pecking at the ground or walking in some direction, then all of a sudden turn 90 degrees (or even completely around) and run a few feet, before go back to what they were doing. They are chatty, social, sweet, great layers, have feathered feet, beards and muffs...and completely crazy in the head. Even the roo is just as nutty as his hens. [​IMG]
     

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