Smallest quietest chicken breed?

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  1. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the smallest chicken that:
    -broody
    -very quiet, especially roosters
    -lays 4-7 eggs a week
    -cold hardy
    -docile, friendly, and bears confinement well

    Is there such a type?

    If there isn't ... what two kinds would be good to cross to get this kind of chicken?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Bantam Cochins and Wyandottes are very small, quiet, bear confinement well, are sweet, very broody, etc. Plus they come in very pretty colors. [​IMG]
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:Add Sultans to the list also. Our's are very quiet and docile, good layers of small white eggs and the rooster almost never crowed.
     
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  4. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Add Sultans to the list also. Our's are very quiet and docile, good layers of small white eggs and the rooster almost never crowed.

    Where I can look at good quality bantam cochins, wyandottes and sultans? Can't seem to find any breeders.
     
  5. Hi! Cochins fit that description. I have some Cochin boys that I have never seen crow (not to say they don't when I'm not looking). My lemon blue barred Cochin guy does not crow at all, ever. He does the stretch, then pose as if he would be about to crow, but no crow.
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    Lisa
     
  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Just run a search here on BYC for those breeds. If I think of anybody with quality ones I'll repost.
     
  7. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Add Sultans to the list also. Our's are very quiet and docile, good layers of small white eggs and the rooster almost never crowed.

    Where I can look at good quality bantam cochins, wyandottes and sultans? Can't seem to find any breeders.

    I looked up Colorado Chicken Breeders and this is the link http://coloradopoultryassociation.webs.com/breedersdirectory.htm

    Hope
    you locate what you are looking for [​IMG]
     
  8. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After looking at pix and such, have to say I'm in love with the Blue Laced Bantam Wyandotte or a Patridge Bantam Wyandotte or even a gold-laced bantam wyandotte. Looks like they don't go broody very often. If I'm reading right, bantam wyandottes get only around 2 pounds, right? I want some! Any breeders of these three I mentioned reading this? PM me please!

    found some on efowl.com ... anybody used them before?

    Looks like sultans aren't very good layers. thanks for the suggestion tho.

    While I love the idea of cochins, they seem to be rather feathery in the leg area, which means the same care as silkies when it comes to mud?
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Yeah, cochins need to stay out of the mud or they do get very dirty. BTW, all sultans aren't bad layers though. Ours averaged 5 eggs a week each all last summer.
    There are several on here with good wyndottes. You might try posting in the "Wanted to buy" section to find good breeders.
     
  10. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for your help. I think I will!
     

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