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the best breed!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shmooborp, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    ok people ! so i have heard of lots of diffrent kinds of chicken breeds from show, to layers, to meat. but what i want to know is what you think the BEST all around breed of chicken is and why , it could be for beauty, egg production, best eaten, or friendlyness, or whatever! so here it goes, tell me what you think!ohh.. and THANKS!!
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL. Aren't you asking for trouble?LOL

    Of course people have different ideas on the "perfect" or "best" breed is.. I haven't found my "perfect" or "best" breed yet, because I haven't owned every breed..

    Although, my personal favorite so far has been the Mottled Java Chickens. They are good free rangers, good egg layers, pretty to look at, enough meat to eat, friendly enough to handle, very very rare and even historical! Daniel Webster had a pair of Javas he would show.. Cool, huh?

    -Kim
     
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  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    awesome thanks! are they a large breed?
     
  4. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I think there are a couple threads like this out there. My 'core;' breed...i.e. the breed I won't be w/o are Barred Rocks. The sell well, the lay well, they are friendly, big enough to eat for sure, and I think they are pretty - both hens and roos. Only prob I have w/them is I think they are my dog's favorite breed too...next to RIRs (note - I am referring to my chicken killing dog)
    Kristi
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    This question has as many potential answers as there are chicken owners. [​IMG] For me, it is every breed I have. I find my flighty "don't touch me" birds endearing for their independent, "I can take on the world" attitude (these would be my EE and GLW). I love my little snuggle buns for the kisses and cuddles (my BR, 2 White Leghorns, RIR, and Red Star). My roo is perfect, goofy, charming.....he is a Golden Campine. So, they are ALL perfect! [​IMG] If I HAD to pick a fave though, it would be Puff, the smallest of my Leghorns. She falls asleep with me holding her, is beautiful (something about pure, perfect, white) and lays a big, perfect, white egg every single day. [​IMG] I guess it is all in what makes you happy.
     
  6. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best breed in the world, is the one U like Best! [​IMG]
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:So the best breed is BUCKEYES
     
  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Cochin & Brahma's

    These are the 2 breeds I did try to stay away from in the begning because I thought they would eat alot! but, they are great foregors & eat no more than the others!

    Personalities are great!
     
  9. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a frendly opinion here

    I think the best is the Buff Orpingtons if you are looking for house-petish personalities in an outside-living layer bird (If that makes sense [​IMG] ) My BO LOVES to be picked up and loves to be the center of attention and lays lots of eggs and is hardy when it comes to weather.
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I love my silkies and polish.
     

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