Post your opinion! Purebred or mixed! I want to know your opinions on this topic; whether the best chickens are purebred recognized breeds or mixed breeds aka mutts. In our flock the friendliest chicken right now is a silkie crossed probably with multiple breeds. She gives us tons of eggs and is very curious about everything. My avatar right now is a pic of her. In contrast our barred rock, columbian wyandotte and ameraucana hens don't like being pet as much and prefer to be left alone most of the time. Before she died, Pearl, our auraucana hen was a very laid back calm bird that would hapily sit on your hand. Blackey our OEGB will answer when called with her shrill sound, even come running sometimes. I'd like to hear what you think!