What breeds would you have in your ideal flock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by QuoVadis, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. QuoVadis

    QuoVadis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the city, and already have more chickens than I am supposed to (shhh - I got bantams and sold the roos, but had a really good female to male ratio and ended up with way more females than I expected - no one has cared yet - and I even got the licence like I was supposed to...) But needless to say I won't be able to buy more chooks until they either all die or til we move out of the city.

    But I still like thinking sometimes about all the cool breeds I would have if I could just magically have my ideal flock. My ideal would have a mix of nice big hens of several breeds, and a bunch of my favorite bantams.

    Breeds I have had in the past and I know I would want:

    Big girl flock:
    EEs
    Speckled Sussex (would love some Coronation Sussex someday too)
    Barred Rock
    Black Australorp
    Brahmas
    Salmon Favorelle
    Polish
    Some type of Rhode Island/New Hampshire/Production Red

    Bantams:
    Every color of d'Uccle in existence
    Variety of Dutch
    Pyncheon
    d'Anver
    Pekin
    Silkies

    Breeds I have never had that I would give a try in my ideal flock to see how I like them:

    Basque Hen
    Houdan
    Brabanter
    Buckeye
    Blue breda
    Swedish Flower Hen
    Nankin bantam
    Olandsk dwarf
    Spithauben
    Japanese bantams
    Modern and OE Game bantams
    Sultan
    Golden Campine
    Yokohama
    Sumatra
    Russian Orloffs
    Black Copper Maran
    Norwegian Jaerhon
    Icelandic

    For me the deciding factor is always personality, so some of these breeds I might not like after I have tried them - but it's still fun to think about!

    What would your ideal flock look like?
     
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  2. ChickenNamaste

    ChickenNamaste Out Of The Brooder

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    Ko shamos, minorcas, d'uccle, favorelle would be a lovely start.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    My idea flock would be Icelandics, but they are hard to find, expensive, and no one ships them to Hawaii.
     

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