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What's the best light breed of poultry?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ol-jswartz, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. ol-jswartz

    ol-jswartz Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2013
    Kellyville Oklahoma
    Ok everybody, I have been around poultry and game birds most of my life but I sold out and haven't had any for the last 10 or 12 years. Now my 12 year old grandson has decided he wants to get some chickens. So We are gonna get a few chickens. I want a light breed that lays well, is docile, and attractive, basically I want to know your opinions on the best all around breed of chickens. Thanks ahead of time for your opinions.
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    if you want a breed that looks like a game breed and lays like white leghorns, you cant go wrong with light brown leghorn, they look like game(color and size) but outlay any other light breed out there
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    When you say light breed do you mean bantams ? The black bantam Orps. I have lay great, They are frindely as can be & I think are a very good looking bird.
  4. Thecluckman

    Thecluckman New Egg

    Mar 5, 2013
    The first breed of chicken I got were red sex-links aka red star. They are a light breed. The weigh 6lbs at the end of lay, they lay 300 eggs a year, the colour of egg they lay is a light brown. It is the same type of chicken as my profile picture. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 7, 2013
  5. ol-jswartz

    ol-jswartz Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2013
    Kellyville Oklahoma
    Sorry, I should have said light standard breed. I like bantams also but we are looking for some full size eggs.

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