What breed should I get?

Woytgirl

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Hey I'm Woytgirl. I have 3 golden wyandottes, 2 easter eggers, 1 silver wyandotte, 1 barnevelder, 1 cherry egger, 1 buff orpington. Since most all pick on one gold wyandotte we might give away all the wyandottes except the one they pick on, who is friendly. I want to get new chicks in like a year or so, but want to decide on the breeds. I would love to get: partridge silkies, lavendar orpingtons, and another buff orp. Do you guys think those would mix well with my current flock?
 

ChickenCanoe

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Silkies can be picked on because of restricted vision. Those breeds should all get along well.
Depending on your climate, I'd make sure to get breeds adaptable to that climate.
I'll offer you two excellent breed selectin charts to help you. You are the only one that really knows your needs and wants. Many people ignore some amazing breeds of chickens because someone else recommended them. Some of those recommendations come from people that may have raised 3 or 4 breeds of chickens. That isn't enough experience to recommend anything.
I've raised over 30 breeds of chickens and I don't pretend to be able to give you advice.
http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/chickenbreedcomparison.pdf
http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

IMHO, if everyone gets the same Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, EEs and silkies most people recommend, they are doing themselves a disservice by not researching breed characteristics themselves. The more obscure breeds suffer in the process.
 

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