What breeds are best?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by UBkevy, May 13, 2009.

  1. UBkevy

    UBkevy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering gun to you head which breed do you think is best for the following conditions.



    Egg production
    Pet
    Mothering
    Meat
    Dual Purpose
    Overall
     
  2. UBkevy

    UBkevy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry i should have specified. from your opinion which breed is best in each catagory.
     
  3. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Egg production:Leghorn
    Pet: SERAMAS!!
    Mothering: SERAMAS!!!
    Meat: ???
    Dual Purpose: Rhode Island Red
    Overall: SERAMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Egg production - Red Star
    Pet - SERAMAS
    Mothering - Cochin
    Meat - Cornish -- hold the x.
    Dual Purpose - Buff Orpington
    Overall - Buff Orpington
     
  5. hyperslug

    hyperslug Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you forgot cute and handsome! Faverolles! [​IMG]

    Jeff
     
  6. allmypeeps

    allmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like this site link for breed info:

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chickenBreeds.aspx

    ((Click on the breed in yellow and it will talk about disposition.))

    My picks:

    Egg production--Red Star/comet 5+ eggs per week (mine work weekends [​IMG])

    Pet---Red star/comet- inquisitive, friendly and active- like to be in your bizniz. [​IMG] but brahmas are supposed to be great for people with toddlers, so I read- I'm getting a light Brahma chick this weekend (Yippeee- I can tell you what I think when it grows up!)

    Mothering---silkie's I hear even the roos will care for the chicks and 'mother the chicks'. how sweet!

    Meat---------------?Jumbo cornish rocks? I cant remember what my parents had...

    Dual Purpose----rocks, orpingtons, delawares

    Overall---Don't have a big enough flock yet to decide:p
     
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  7. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    egg production would be any sex link
    all other would be plymouth rocks and they are a good challange for the eggs too. problem with sex links they burn out after 2 years Rocks on the other hand will lay much longer even if missing a day or two as they get older.
     
  8. allmypeeps

    allmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    havent had my sexlinks long enough to realize that....mine is 2 years old and laying every day![​IMG]
     
  9. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg production: Rhode Island Red
    Pet: Crested Polish
    Mothering: Comet
    Meat: Jersey Giant
    Dual Purpose: Egyptian Fayoumis
    Overall: White Crested Black Polish
     

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