Plymouth rocks or orpingtons?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by halo, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Which would you consider the better layers? Which lays more consistently, and lays the largest eggs?
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the rocks myself...JMO
     
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard their both great layers. My plymouth rock mix is a great layer. I have buff orpingtons coming with my order from ideal because of all the good feedback I've read about them on this site!
     
  4. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, go on get both!
     
  5. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had both, I think on the whole the rocks are better layers, but a few of the BO I've had were really good too. Get both!
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I like orpingtons myself. Big fat fluffy hens that lay nice big light brown eggs.
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    You guys are no help at all. Ill just have to keep them both![​IMG]
     
  8. WildGooseChase

    WildGooseChase New Egg

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    I recommend getting both. [​IMG]
     
  9. coopist

    coopist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to Henderson's chicken chart:

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    Rocks and Orps are about equal in egg-laying capacity, which is to say, they're both only average shakes at it but lay a nice brown egg. That matches my personal experience as well, although in egg size, generally, the Orps win, IMO, which differs a bit from the chart. Rocks may lay just a smidge more frequently because Orps go broody more on average. Not a lot of difference, though. They're both nice breeds.
     
  10. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    you need to get both, just double your order.
     

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