Popular Poultry

AmyPatillo

Hatching
8 Years
Mar 10, 2011
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0
7
What kinds of poultry are popular where you live.

I live in Missouri and it seems like Auracaunas, Marans and Seabrights are what's going now.
 

faykokoWV

Mrs Fancy Plants
11 Years
Nov 4, 2008
3,482
276
301
Cross Lanes, WV
locally, most people just want good layers. They like RIR and BR. Now the people that are into chickens like Marans, Ameraucana's and all breeds of bantams.
 

GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

Love Comes with Feathers
9 Years
Jun 26, 2010
2,351
11
161
California
RIR's and Barred Rocks are pretty popular. And y'know, you can never count out silkies either
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ChickenWisperer

Songster
11 Years
Jun 30, 2008
2,525
20
193
KY
The people trying to breed Marans and, of course "Americanas".

I had a friend, took me down to look at his cuckoos/give me some eggs. The egg colors of his new flock was pretty poor, wanted me to see if it was because "they are too old". Got down there.... HALF or more of his flock had yellow legs. "Well, ____, why do they have yellow legs?" "Oh, we like the yellow legs better. The ones with white legs look sickly."
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And then, of course the people trying to sell their EE's as Ameraucanas or Araucanas. Tried to buy a EE from the state fair - called the guy, asked how much he wanted for her, what color egg she laid. "Oh, she lays brown. We're asking 25$ for her. She's from some very important show stock, her daddy won best of breed at our county fair."

Don't get me wrong, there are some great breeders around here, but they aren't very prominent as they don't sell stock.
 

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