Question on which breed I should choose?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kathryn4629, May 27, 2010.

  1. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Songster

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    I am getting three 9 month old laying hens from a lady nearby. [​IMG] I have the choice of red or black sex linked or buff orpingtons.

    Which would be the best layers? Is either more friendly? Any suggestions welcome!!!!!!
     
  2. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Songster

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    BO's (buff orpingtons) are definetely friendlier and are better winter layers
     
  3. millie481

    millie481 In the Brooder

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    I'd go Buffs [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Buff Orps, hands down. The sexlinks are hybrid layers and will lay very well for a couple of years. I have Buff Orps who are over four years old and still laying several eggs each week. I guess I prefer the Orps because I do not like the hybrid layers' looks.
     
  5. Marie1234

    Marie1234 Songster

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    And a BO, even hatchery stock, is more likely to go broody.
     
  6. Kathryn4629

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    Thank so much everyone!! I think I will go with the buffs. Its funny I always get caught up in which breed will lay the most eggs. Yet my cochin that I have, all my "chicken friends" told me not to get her because she won't lay very much. She lays 6 or 7 eggs a week no matter what.
     
  7. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Songster

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    definately buffs
     
  8. BarredBuff

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    Quote:I am like speckledhen I do not like the hybrid layer looks, I prefer chickens that breed true.
     
  9. Nostalchic

    Nostalchic Songster

    I love my buffs, they are really friendly and beautiful, good layers, cold tolerant, but likely to go broody, so may not be the consistent egg layers that the hybrids are. I don't think you can go wrong with them, though!
     
  10. MomtoSyd&Emma

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    if my opinion matters lol I would go with the Buff Orps also, we have some and they are by far my FAVORITE chickens! I adore them, and if someone told me I could choose only one breed it would be them. One of mine is broody and just hatched some orp eggs for me that we got from a BYCer!!
     

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