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Picking A Breed:Please Help!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by goofychickens, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. We will be getting a baby pygmy goat and a couple chicks in spring. (this post is not about goats). I was thinking Redstars sex links but I am wanting to show them. I don't think there is anything in The Standard about sex links so I don't think I'll be doing that. Please help. I want a breed that is:
    -A Prolific Layer
    -Show able(pretty)
    -Cold Hardy
    and I want it to have a quiet disposition.
    Thanks for your help,

  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Songster

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    I would say Barred Plymouth Rocks, or Partridge Rocks. They are friendly, excellent layers, and cold hardy. Also Welsumers might be a good choice--they don't lay as well though. But their eggs are beautiful and dark-shelled, and they're a unique bird that is really starting to become popular too.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2015
  3. Thanks.:)
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm with you! I just love my Barred Rocks, they're the best!
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