Which breed is best?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Fruit Juice, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After asking lots of questions about breeds, I have narrowed it down to Turkens, Wyandottes, and Orpingtons. Which one do you think is nicest, lays well, and is docile?
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    We've had the best experience with Orpingtons (our wyandotte was neurotic and mean and crazy). Never had Turkens and never want to... ew. [​IMG] Orps are calm, friendly, and good layers! [​IMG]
     
  3. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I read that Wyandottes cn be aggressive. And the Turken part... Well, I used to think that too but now I sorta think they're cute. [​IMG]
     
  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    My BO was aggressive and my SLW has always been a sweetheart. [​IMG] I guess chickens are just like people and shouldn't be stereotyped. [​IMG]
     
  5. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    i've heard both about the turkens and orps.. i guess pick which ever you like best [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My wyandottes that I've hatched are very docile and friendly. I think sometimes you can get some that aren't so nice from the hatcheries from what I hear. My orps are also nice birds.
     
  7. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess i will have to! [​IMG]
     
  8. HorseFeathers

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    How bout one of each?
     
  9. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats actually a good idea!
     

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