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Silver Penciled Rock x Rhode Island Reds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickawawa, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Chickawawa

    Chickawawa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Really new to chickens but we just added to RIRs to our SPR flock. I was curious if anyone had hatched out this cross, what they look like and their general impressions concerning egg production, health and temperament.

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    YIPPEE!!! Another Silver Penciled Rock person! [​IMG] DO TELL: Where did you get your silver pencileds from?
     
  3. Chickawawa

    Chickawawa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought them as a flock from a family in Clark County, Ohio that shows them but I know they got them from a breeder in Pennsylvania whose name escapes me right now. These are our first chickens so I don't have much to compare them to but I really like them. Our rooster eats out of my hand and they are all docile and easily handled. Their egg production hasn't been especially impressive (hence the addition of the RIRs) but two aren't laying yet.

    How long have you had yours? What drew you to this breed?
     
  4. Chickawawa

    Chickawawa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dick Horstman. Knew I would think of it as soon as I posted the earlier reply! LOL
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    AH, yes, Dick has nice ones. I've had them for 4-5 years now. They are a beautiful, heritage breed.
     

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