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Three adjectives to describe your breed of bird

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bawkbawkbawk, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been reading up on chicken temperament in books but was thinking it might be helpful for the uninitiated (like me) to hear from the owners how they would describe their chickens' personalities. If you could offer three or more adjectives about your breeds it would be great to see which traits seem to be common.

    For instance, I've read that Polish chickens can be "wacky". It would be nice to hear more...

    And since I know nothing about ducks, quail, etc., it would be interesting to learn about them, as well.

    Thanks!
     
  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barahma

    Shy

    Big

    semi fast
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Indianapolis
    Serama

    Tiny

    Affectionate

    Brave
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    [​IMG]

    Delawares- personable, reliable, and (always) hungry! Dellies are my favorite breed.

    Silver Laced Wyandottes- shy, (somewhat) talkative, and affectionate

    Australorps- curious, egg-laying machines, and sweet

    Buff Orpington- big!, gentle, broody

    Marans- moody, (somewhat) flighty, but you get chocolate eggs!

    Hope this helps some.
     
  5. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Serama:Tiny. Very friendly. Beautiful.
     
  6. cricket-cricket

    cricket-cricket Out Of The Brooder

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    Delaware - [​IMG]
    "What cha doin?"
    "Can I have seconds?"
    "Me first!"

    Buff Orpington - [​IMG]
    "Lovely day tis",
    "My, I have gained a bit haven't I? When's dinner! "
    "Well, if you really think so I'm sure it will be just ducky".

    Campine[​IMG] [​IMG]
    "-zip- catch me now! -Zip- over here! -Zip-you're it ya know.
    "Wow, you just gotta see the view from UP HERE!"
    "Man! I make this cockeral thing look good!"

    Wyandotte
    [​IMG]
    "Girl, What is wrong with those three?"
    "I just can't be bothered"
    "Fine. I'd rather be last then"
     
  7. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    Bakersfield, California
    OEGB

    Flighty
    Territorial
    Broody

    These are three traits I've noticed that the chickens living around my house have.
     
  8. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

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    Utopia, Texas
    Magpie Ducks:

    "QUACK!"

    "QUACK!"

    "QUACK!!!!!"

    All the time!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Michigan
    Bantam Cochins:

    Quiet

    Broody

    Oh so pretty
     
  10. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Standard Cornish

    Heavy

    Gentle

    Calm
     

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