What breed to get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ZuulLanceMaster, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. ZuulLanceMaster

    ZuulLanceMaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want good layers, good brooders, good Moms, and low-budget freindly birds.
    as if that isn't tricky enough, my Dad wants to keep our RIR roo.
    I was thinkin BOs, but maybe not with the RIR.
    the tempatures here are around 80.F
    CAN YOU RECOMMEND A BREED?
    thnks! [​IMG]
     
  2. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorps just might fit the bill...& Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In addidion to BO and Australorps, I would suggest BR or Dominique (if you breed your RIR roo to the barred hen you get BSL, but BSL are hardly ever broody but decent moms) or SS (very friendly, broody, and good moms).
     
  4. ZuulLanceMaster

    ZuulLanceMaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was thinkin of producing BSLs but i read that the males are HORRID. i could just eat 'em, though! i think that i might go w/BOs and create some Ruff Rorphingtons. what happens when i cross an Australorp w/a RIRs roo?
     
  5. punky rooster

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    Buckeyes!!!!!! Are Good [​IMG]
     
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  6. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a BO x RIR chick- only 10 weeks old so don't know about laying, though hoping it will be good. But it's very friendly and cute :eek:) Got Australorps of same age, they are OK too, not as friendly as the other one but nice and meant to be good layers (that's why I got them anyway :eek:) )
     
  7. ZuulLanceMaster

    ZuulLanceMaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! i think the speckled sussexs look good, and my pet store has some. how are they when crossed w/a RIR?
     
  8. ZuulLanceMaster

    ZuulLanceMaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also, can i mix super old chickens (most likley diseased) with new pullets? 'cause the super old chickens are pets, and building a new coop for a few dying chickens is out of the budget. thanks for all of your responces! [​IMG]
     
  9. ZuulLanceMaster

    ZuulLanceMaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think that i will go with the speckled sussex. thank you for all of your recommendations everyone! BYC is AWESOME!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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