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Which breed should I get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Silkiesandco, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am deciding between 2 breeds. Speckled Sussex or Barred Rock. I already have a SS and she is amazingly friendly (hasnt started to lay yet). Which of these two breeds is better for these requirements:



    Great layer

    Very friendly

    Good for showing


    I can only get one of the two so any input would be great! Thanks!

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    UPDATE: Getting a Barred rock. I am not breeding SS or Barred Rocks so thats why I only need one. Its to get some different lines in with my Naked Necks. Speckled and Barred NN's [​IMG] Thanks for the input everyone. The showing reason is just for fun
     
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  2. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a tie - they are both great for those things. [​IMG]
     
  3. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Shoot! Even worse xD
     
  4. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Shoot! Even worse xD

    and so are a million other breeds..
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If you are going to go with Barred Rocks...get some heritage Barred Rocks. kathyinmo has some really pretty ones.... and she ships chicks.
     
  6. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are getting them from a lady near us. They have both and those are the laying breeds I think are pretty so we are choosing between those two.
     
  7. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get both.
     
  8. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Like i said, its one or the other
     
  9. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if ur looking for show birds go look for best show quailty each breed u like see witch one u can find because prodution bird arent show birds
     
  10. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    prodution barreds well not do well at shows but sussex might
     

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