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Which breed is "sweeter" and better fit for my D'uccle

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BJ, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. BJ

    BJ Songster

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    I need a few hens to fit in with my lone D'uccle bantam. I want full-size this time. (I'm graduating to "big chickens"!) All I have left is one lonely D'uccle and her breed, as many of you know, is VERY sweet and docile.

    Which would be better....Ameraucanas OR Buff Orpingtons??

    Any other suggestions are welcome too.
     
  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

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    buff orps. ameraucanas are often flighty. buff orps can be somewhat timid around larger birds and are very sweet.
     
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

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    My buff orpingtons are very sweet and don't pick on my Polish at all. [​IMG]
     
  4. BJ

    BJ Songster

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    Any other suggestions...so far, I like what I see.
     
  5. Churkenduse

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    Hi BJ, I have RIR's they are the best "for me" they are quiet and docile, they put up with everything, the are considered prolific layers and have a good amount of meat if that is your thing. The hens are a very beautiful golden rust color and the roos are stunning.

    I have others I would not reccommend, especially Lakenvelders, very noicy and not so friendly, they won't let me touch them at all.

    Good luck picking. [​IMG]
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Buff Orpingtons are sweet, I have bantams. Salmon Favorelles are very sweet from what I have heard and I am getting some myself soon. Salmon Fav have that beard thing going like the amaracaunas too. Thats my suggestions have fun getting your new birds [​IMG]
     
  7. I LOVE my Standard Slamon Favorolles.

    They are big girls and very sweet ,sweet, sweet, sweet, chickens.

    Great egglayers, plus the are know for winter egg laying another reason I wanted them.

    Good luck on your search!
     

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