what breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crazychicken, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    what breed is

    1. easy to take care of .
    2.easy to show great for beginners.
    3.preferably no feathered feet .
    4.i know this ranges from bird to bird but very sweet and docile
    5.lays well

    i want to show a bird next year and was going to get some this spring but my question is what to get?
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Any variety of Wyandotte
     
  3. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    i do like the Blue Wyandottes i would say blue laced red Wyandottes but the competition does not recognize them.
     
  4. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    aaahh just checked all the hatcheries i could find that was about 7 all together.
    and only one has Blue Wyandottes.and they are st run only i need hens not roos.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2008
  5. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    any other suggestions anyone anyone :[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  6. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    anyone going to say anything :eek: HELLO CHICKEN ADDICTS I AM ASKING YOU TO ENABLE ME WHAT BREED.
     
  7. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Polish are easy to show, and most judges will choose them because they look "cool." At least, those not familiar with Standard of Perfection.

    RIR's are always my favorite. Not production reds, but actual Rhode Island Reds.
    Silver Laced Wyandottes, Gold Laced Wyandottes

    Cornish (not Cornish crosses, but actual Cornish). Not the best layers...but still neat to work with.

    Black Rock, Barred Rock, White Rocks.
     
  8. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    When I said earlier, any variety of Wyandotte, I wasn't thinking about the Blue or Blue/Red because I have never seen them except as straight run.

    White, Columbian, Gold Laced or Silver Laced Wyandottes can all be purchased as pullets.
     
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  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got SLWs, BLRWs and Blue wyandottes. They are very calm birds. My BLRWs lay fairly well when they aren't broody, the SLWs lay ok and only one of my Blues is laying so far and she's been laying 5 or so in a row and then taking a day off.

    If you're wanting to show them you'd be better off getting them through a breeder not thru a hatchery.
     
  10. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    keljonma thanks i knew you meant any variety of Wyandotte i just said the colors that i liked but you mentioned some colors i have never seen i may have to look into it.

    Katy yeah i know i have been looking for a breeder near me but most i find let there birds roosts/live/free range together so the results would probably be a mix not that these are breeders but people on craigslist or something similar selling egg chicks or adults.

    mikarod i dont know about those breeds polish have never been one of my favs and our fair goes by Standard of Perfection i have a few mixed rocks but
    Wyandottes are still an option
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008

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