What is your favorite Chicken Breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nayeli, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just curious what everyone's favorite breed of chicken is. Personally I want a chicken for an egg layer but I would also prefer one that is more friendly, and unique looking like the Appenzeller Spitzhauben or Booted or Brabanter.
     
  2. justinsgoteggz

    justinsgoteggz New Egg

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    Silkies are super cute, but leghorns are excellent layers!!!
     
  3. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about a silkie. I heard they can get broody but if mine did I would probably just try to get hatching eggs for it to sit on.
     
  4. BGMatt

    BGMatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recommend looking into Langshans. They're really the ultimate homesteading fowl. They're good egg layers, decent eating, super hardy, steady personality, happy to hatch and raise their own for you, very adaptable to all climates and conditions, be it confined pens or ranging. Oh and they're completely breathtaking when bred properly and it's not unusual for a good male to reach 30" in height by the time he stops growing, the hens stand tall and statuesque as well.
     
  5. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of a langshan, how rare are they?
     
  6. BGMatt

    BGMatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not common, but not super rare either. What part of the country are you in? I can put you in touch with your local American Langshan Club director.

    Or feel free to join us in the BYC thread for the breed here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/284419/langshan-thread/
     
  7. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in arkansas.
     
  8. BGMatt

    BGMatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're in luck, your regional director for the Langshan Club is a BYC member. Send a PM to rodriguezpoultry on here, she is in Oklahoma.
     
  9. chickengenius

    chickengenius Out Of The Brooder

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    I like Silkies and Buff Orpingtons [​IMG]
     
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  10. amelia123

    amelia123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred rocks:)
     

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