What breed to get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NewHopePoultry, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm looking to get a trio of chickens, but not sure what breed to get.
    I would like a breed that :
    *comes in blue
    *is not very common
    *can stand confinement well
    *Often goes broody
    *Can be shown in FFA & 4-H events
     
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  2. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cochins...?
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Faverolles! Though the large fowl blues (and bantam blues for that matter) are VERY hard to find. Otherwise, I'd say orpingtons, though the b/b/s orps are more and more common every day it seems like.
     
  4. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue Asil (Standard breed; non-standard color: can be shown at any APA sanctioned show)

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  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Blue Polish however they are not known for broodiness.
     
  6. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue Orpingtons..........
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Asils, Ameraucanas, Araucanas, and Jersey Giants are all confinement bearing, uncommon, blue colored, often to frequently broody, showable breeds. [​IMG]

    Orpingtons are very common.
     
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  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:Love the look of that bird!
    but do they bear confinement well? and do they come in bantam? (maybe a breeding project down the road)
    back to topic
    Do you want bantam or LF?
     
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  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Love the look of that bird!
    but do they bear confinement well? and do they come in bantam? (maybe a breeding project down the road)
    back to topic
    Do you want bantam or LF?

    Yes, the come in bantam, and yes they bear confinement well. A lot of Gamefowl are kept in small enclosures most of the day.
     
  10. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for all the breeds everyone!
    Im looking for either size.
    I just want something that can be shown in FFA, 4-H, etc and something that I think is pretty (hence the color blue,lol)
     

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