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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by halo, Mar 9, 2008.
Which would you consider the better layers? Which lays more consistently, and lays the largest eggs?
I like the rocks myself...JMO
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!
Oh, go on get both!
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!
I like orpingtons myself. Big fat fluffy hens that lay nice big light brown eggs.
You guys are no help at all. Ill just have to keep them both!
I recommend getting both.
According to Henderson's chicken chart:
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.
you need to get both, just double your order.