Which Breed [Chicken]????????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ktg 100, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. ktg 100

    ktg 100 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm building a new run for some pure breed chickens but I can't decided
    which, I would like something that is pretty and will lay reasonably well. And something
    not that common.
    Thanks
     
  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I LOVE my Sumatras. Pretty birds, mine lay 5 egg a weeks. They aren't that common.
     
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  3. ktg 100

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    I looked at them in the Breeds part of this website and I
    don't know, It reviews say that they don't handle cold very well and Hate to be confined.
    Also it gets a bit wet were I live in the spring/autumn and I wouldn't want the cocks beautiful tail being ruined.
    thanks [​IMG]
    do you have any more suggestions.
     
  4. PimentoPlymouth

    PimentoPlymouth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you thought about Blue Laced Red Wyandotte's ?
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    True. Although mine does well in confinement ;).

    What about a breed of polish?
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Sumatras do well in the cold. People have them all through the northern states and in Canada. They also do well free ranging or in confinement. Mine tend to be more of a seasonal layer, they don't lay in the winter.

    My polish are normally the last to start laying and the first to quit laying. If its cold they quit, its wet they quit, its hot they quit. Sometimes I do wonder why I keep my polish [​IMG]. But I love the way they look.
     
  7. ktg 100

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    Thanks, all great suggestions I like the idea of polish but is their laying that
    bad????? I've always loved the look Wyandotte's, and have already sourced some bantams.
    And does anyone have any tips on keeping bantams are they much different to large fowl?
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    My polish stink at laying eggs.
     
  9. ktg 100

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    I'm still considering polish, but any other suggestions?????
    [​IMG]
     
  10. BGMatt

    BGMatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Langshans fit all your criteria, I'd consider them very strongly. They're good layers. Very slow to mature like the other Asiatic birds though. They do just great in the cold, and do ok in the wet and damp too, the region the breed comes from is a damp region. Culls and extras are good eating.
     
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