What's your favorite breed? And Why?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gonzo, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    What's Your favorite breed of chickens and Why? I started out with RIR and OP's, But I've fallen in love with Australorps! I'm gonna have to get me some more! They are so friendly, lay lots of eggs, and have wonderful personalities! They're great kids too!
  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    Silkies! They are fluffy, beautiful, and have great personalities.


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  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Honestly- I can't make up my mind. Every breed I have has a stand-out bird with a great personality. They all defy the stereotype- like my cochins that lay every day. I just love chickens in general [​IMG]
  4. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    I've heard that about Silkies! My daughter wants one, or 5 (ha, Ha) I told her I'd get her one this spring. I'm glad to hear that they're friendly! That helps. She also has Japanese bantams, I think they're aggresive and kind of mean, I would'nt keep them if they wern't so small! I call them our little ankle biters or our guard dogs!
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Barred Plymouth Rock, hands down. I've owned quite a few breeds. They are curious, intelligent, friendly, sweet, silly, attractive, entertaining and consistently good layers of extra large to jumbo eggs. They are good in cold and heat, too, plus are a bit camouflaged for freeranging. And the further you get from hatchery stock, IMO, the more likely you are to get an occasional broody, even though the breed isn't known for that.

    I love my Delawares, but the only thing that knocks them from the top spot is that white chickens aren't generally my favorite color. Yep, if I have to pick only one, Barred Rocks.
  6. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    I love my RIRs. My first chicken ever was one that is a very poor quality or maybe a cross but is super sweet. And so I got another hatchery pullet, plus a roo (original RIR roo was mean). That girl is super sweet and very comical. So I hatched out a batch of eggs I got on here...kept 2 of the pullets. They are just coming up on 17-18 weeks now or so and are both totally gorgeous, funny girls. Definitely coming up on POL......can't beat a good old RIR for looks, personality and laying.

    I have a bunch of breeds but definitely like my RIRs....cochins are a close second as they are just sweet and mellow as can be. I plan on getting more cochins.....having 4 RIR pullets plus a roo is enough for me as I like an "assortment" [​IMG]
  7. Rooster-Spur

    Rooster-Spur Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2008
    My Favorite Breed is Turkens. The reason why is they are odd, they also lay good. And they are sweet.
  8. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    i love love love my polish/frizzles. well i LOVED. the last one was taken by an owl.... [​IMG] He was my favorite. His name was Pineapple, because he looked like one. hahahaa
  9. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Wheaten Marans. Just because of the striking beauty of the roos, hens and eggs.
  10. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    Speckled Sussex by far. Super sweet personable chickens.

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