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One breed laying flock???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aShMaNv, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. aShMaNv

    aShMaNv Songster

    Jul 9, 2010
    Choctaw, OK
    I would like to start a laying flock with just one breed in it. I have narrowed it down to two breeds. Plymouth barred rock and rhode island reds. What breed would be best for a solid, dependable, consistent flock? Also, what are the advantages/disadvantages of both of these breeds?
  2. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I would go with the barred rocks.

    In my personal experience the rirs are flighty and can be agressive. Barred rocks are more gentle and friendly.

    Im not totally sure how they are when you compare egg production though....
  3. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Songster

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    The barred rocks. I love my rocks - friendly and full of personality.

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