wanting to get a few different breeds for my homestead....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AndysHomestead, May 29, 2012.

  1. AndysHomestead

    AndysHomestead In the Brooder

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    after doing alot of research, id like to get the following hens:
    3-rir
    1-barred rocks
    1-buff rocks
    1-white giant
    1-partrige cochan

    im wanting alot of variety and im hoping to never have to introduce more chickens to the flock.

    i really like the looks of the partridge rock rooster...if i were to get a partridge rock roo, do you see me running into any kind of troubles with these hens/roo combo? im wanting them for eggs/meat, btw.... not for show or anything like that.
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    Are you planning to breed that PR roo to all these hens and just have a mixed breed flock of varigated colors?
    The first time you cross them, you will lose all the colors of the breeds you have chosen. However, you should retain the working qualities if that's what interests you.
    Best,
    karen in western PA, USA
     
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  3. AndysHomestead

    AndysHomestead In the Brooder

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    yeah, they are just for eggs/meat.

    what colors could i expect using a p.r. rooster? any other roos that would throw out some nice colors on my chicks?
     
  4. AlpineSpringsRanch

    AlpineSpringsRanch Songster

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    No clue on the color question. I have some Partridge Cochin x New Hampshire Red eggs in the incubator but haven't seen the result yet. As for the Partridge Cochin, mine is the sweetest rooster ever. Only crows a couple times a day and I almost never hear him..
     
  5. AndysHomestead

    AndysHomestead In the Brooder

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    i was thinking about going big .....

    but... i think im just gonna shoot for 7-9 chickens (1 roo and 6-8 hens) and just start small and learn before jumping too deep ...


    think rir and barred rocks would be 2 good types to start with?
     
  6. AlpineSpringsRanch

    AlpineSpringsRanch Songster

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    My new hampshire reds lay a large egg just about every day. They are sweet and easy to deal with. I've only had a barred rock once and she was also very sweet and easy.
     

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