Selecting breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Malbri, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, im looking to get more chickens. Im looking at getting probably 15 at the most. I made a list from looking at ideal, if you could help me pick from the list it would be great.
    Here is the list:
    Golden laced cochin pullets
    Partridge cochin pullets
    Silver Laced Cochins
    Sex links
    Brahmas
    Columbian Wyandotte

    I am looking for pet chickens, not for meat or anything. I live in maine, so tolerence to cold weather is great.
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I've have Sex-links (black stars) and they are wonderful in the cold, have great temperaments. Had Wyandottes, but I never kept them through winter (I sold them in the fall, but I'm sure they'd do well in winter), they where outgoing but a bit pushy I thought.
    Never had Cochins, so I couldn't tell you about them other then people usually say they are friendly and winter great.
     
  3. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, I forgot to mention, the sex links are a definate. They are what I had before, and I looooveeed them.
    Angie, didja empty ur pm box?
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Sorry...just emptied it.
     
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I used the mypetchicken.com breed selector tool to help narrow my choices. It asks about winter tolerance.[​IMG]
     
  6. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there like a minimum number of each breed I should get?
     
  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Love Brahmas, Cochins (I am getting golden laced too!) and Wyandottes. I hated my Sex links, they were very crazy. Consider the Speckled Sussex from Ideal. I got mine from them and I love them! If you got 2-3 of each breed you can keep the ones you like the best and sell the others.

    Good Luck
     
  8. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I dont sell my pets. When I get a pet, its for life.
     
  9. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 Black Sex Link , Pullet $2.04 ea, $4.08
    3 Golden Laced Cochin , Pullet $2.68ea, $8.04
    3 Silver Laced Cochin , Pullet $2.68ea, $8.04
    3 Buff Brahma , Pullet $2.48ea, $7.44
    3 Columbian Wyandotte , Pullet $2.68 ea, $8.04
    Total $35.64
    This is what I have, feel free to tweak
     
  10. JDH

    JDH Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a silver gray dorking pullet who is a lovely bird. Very sweet, docile and friendly. Something I had in my criteria list was that they had to be docile and quiet. I adored my speckled sussex. Again a very good bird.
    I have a birchen cochin bantam and she's by far the biggest lap chicken of the bunch.
     

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