What breed don't you appreciate?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by seedcorn, May 4, 2008.

  1. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Have a hard time with turkens and silkies, can't decide which I think is uglier......
  2. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    You sound like my husband. Silies are cute! Turkens are scary though.
  3. Karlachix

    Karlachix Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    Have a hard time with turkens and silkies, can't decide which I think is uglier......

    Have you seen a showgirl? A combo of your least favorites! [​IMG]

    I don't like turkens at all but I think silkies are sweet.​
    Last edited: May 4, 2008
  4. NoelTate

    NoelTate Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    Mobile, AL
    I don't care for silkies, and I think all the tophat varieties are just ugly. My turkens are not the prettiest chickens (don't tell them that-I tell them all the time what pretty girls they are, and they believe it!), but they are egg-laying factories. It only took one really tame one that was a good layer to win me over. They are now a favorite of mine along with cochin bantams.
    My dad's favorite, and one he always insists on me keeping around for him, is the black australops. I can't seem to bring myself to like them. They are just boring to me. I like breeds that come in a variety of colors.
  5. Sparrow

    Sparrow Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    I love Turkens(don't have any...yet!) because they look like Vultures in a way. I like Vultures in general, so it goes hand in hand I think.

    I'm not sure there are any breeds I don't appreciate. I'd love to try keeping the "meanies" like the Malay to see if they can be successfully habituated. I love lots of breeds with no variation in appearance because you know what your chicken will look like. I love breeds with variation because they are like a surprise. I know I sound really dorky...but I really can't think of any I don't like/want. I can think of TONS that I like/want, but that's a whole different kind of problem. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 5, 2008
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    I really don't like silkies and most bantams because they are "useless" they just are there for fun and to look pretty their eggs are to small to eat and they aren't big enough for meat.

  7. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    i dont care for Nekkid Necks or Silkies or any of their crosses or anything with feathered legs or Moderns.
  8. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    eastern arkansas
    I am not wild about the buff orpingtons, just something about the way they look, too much of that buff color I guess, but I love the blue ones, the blacks are pretty too. I have a hen I am telling myself is a blue orp. Although shes probably just a mutt.
  9. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    Quote:yeah i forgot buff orpingtons. i dont like those either.
  10. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    I don't care for the modern game or the turkens ~ but, the modern game I like less ~ their upright stance and lack of overall fluffiness just looks strange to me. Reminds me of a colorful, half-nekkid Big Bird. And turkens ~ well, I guess at least they don't turd down their legs to keep cool, like a vulture, but, yah ~ that pecked clean look just does nothing for me. ( I also really dislike the look of those hairless yapper rat dogs ~ look like some sort of strange science experiment , if you ask me.) {;>)=

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