Trying To Decide on Breed? Help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nancypo, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting 2 pullet chicks tomorrow. Comparing breeds takes me forever, so can I have some input please? I already have one RIR, great hen. I wanted 2 different breeds for eggs production only, no meat or chicks. It's very hot and very cold here (Boise) and we have a backyard coop. They're in the coop during the day school year. then free range in the back (see my chicken page if you're interested). So I want a gentle, quiet, friendly hen, with good egg production. I briefly had a Barred Rock, pretty big, noisy. I like more the medium sized hen, like my RIR. Any ideas?

    Is a Wyandotte considered "large", by the way? I really don't want bantam either, as they don't seem to have good egg production. No white chickens either. These are common breeds my local hatchery has-

    Brown Leghorns
    Black Australorps (too big?)
    Buff Orpingtons
    Red/Black Sex Link (had those before, great birds)
     
  2. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a gold laced wyandotte. I really like her a lot. She;s a pretty good layer and very friendly. Im not familiar with the others you listed. [​IMG]
     
  3. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I [​IMG] Buff Orpintons... soooo sweet and friendly!!!
     
  4. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I think I'm going to go for the B.O. and a Wyandotte. The.B.O.'s are so fluffy looking!
     
  5. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Langshan hens are really quiet except when they lay, and have so far been daily large brown egg layers. I really like them.
     
  6. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But not on my list from hatchery...
     
  7. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, with what they had in stock I got a Buff orpington "Buffy" and a Barred Rock, still working on a name. cute!
     
  8. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New babies- Buffy and Ellie-

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  9. confusedturtle

    confusedturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute! They are just adorable!!![​IMG]
     
  10. crazyhen

    crazyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I beleive you have a roo there as the BR. The head coloring is sort of splashed and large. Hope your other is a pullet. Beautiful little fuzzy,poopy butts. [​IMG] gloria Jean
     
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