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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sloallie10, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    what do you think??

    buff orpington
    barred plymouth rock
    silver or golden laced wyandotte
    speckled susex
    easter egger
    salmon faveralle

    pic only four that you would think and pretty good layers, and a breed that you would find at a feed store.....THANKS!!!!
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Not sure how good of layers the sussex or faverolles are. I don't like orps, so they wouldn't be my choice. I love barred rocks. EEs are extremely variable in temperament and appearance. All are (or can be) very attractive. Faverolles have a great reputation, but I doubt you';re likely to find them at a feed store.
     
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    yea that was what i was thinking. would you rfind ees at a feed store??? i want KIND OF a color ful basket
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Barred Rock, Buff Orp, SL Wyandotte and IF you can find them...speckled sussex.

    I got mine as a packing peanut in an order...but I LOVED my speckled sussex.
     
  5. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    good choice
     
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I would pick Orps, SLW, EE's and BR!

    The feed stores may have the EE's but they would most likely be labeled as Araucanas or Ameraucanas!
     
  7. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    i would go with ameraucanas, nickname the easter egg chicken
     
  8. Honey1

    Honey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had Orps before and they were really nice, and good Layers too.

    I'd go with those, or the Wyandottes (I'm getting some of those this year :>)
     
  9. chasitypearl

    chasitypearl Out Of The Brooder

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    my wyandoties do real well laying and they are so pretty i have both silver and golden
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Ameraucanas and Easter Eggers are NOT the same thing at all. Ameraucanas ONLY lay blue eggs, and are pure bred chickens that is extremely unlikely to be found at a feed store. Easter Eggers may lay blue, green, olive, pinkish and I've even heard lavender (although for the life of me I can't come up with any genetic combination that could cause that to happen) eggs.

    Ameraucanas are a breed recognised by both the APA and ABA; Easter Eggers are cross breeds; have no standard and are not recognised as a breed by any poultry organization.
     

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