SHAMO VS. BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS what to get needing more info

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by josh44, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting in a new breed, I cant decide weather to get Shamos bantams or barred plymouth rocks.


    DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS THE PLACE FOR THIS ???

    BUT HERE IT GOES,

    I would get them both but can't, [​IMG]

    So I need your help BYC'ers

    Both breeds are from quality lines,
    I like both breeds equally,


    I am thining a simple vote might help out.


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    (SHAMOS Bantams) OR (Barred Rocks Large fowl)
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Get the Rocks! I've seen some SQ ones in person- they are quite stunning. Plus Rocks have such great personalities!
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    What are you wanting them for? Showing or Eggs?

    If they're for eggs and general flock keeping, go with the barred rocks.

    If you want something unique to exhibit (there aren't usually a lot of bantam shamo shown these days), or just a really neat bird, then get the shamos. Just know that you will not be able to keep the males penned with each other for long at all once they mature. So be prepared to have multiple pens of some sort to house them.
     
  4. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shamo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

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  6. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to show, them.

    I made up my mind, I am going with Ko Shamo [​IMG]
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Here's the thing - First, either you want Rocks or Shamos, do NOT expect to get good stuff right away or from any hatchery/feedstore/neighborhood backyard breeder. [​IMG]

    Second, if you want to show them - I'd highly recommend the Shamos. Now, they're super rare in bantam form, but SO worth the time and money. They're very friendly towards people, they're very beautiful, and you're helping increase the population of a rare breed. Also, when showing, you'll get a lot of heads turning. [​IMG]
     
  8. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any Ko or Bantam Shamo or know where to get some.

    I found some, but I am wanting to get from several sources.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Moua Oriental Aviary has some.
     
  10. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just complete dislike Plymouth Rocks..something 'bout them...so go the Shamo!
     

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