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

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

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

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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

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    Oh, go on get both!
     
  5. raindrop

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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 Crowing 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 Hatching

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

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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

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

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