Which do you.....prefer?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rock Home Isle, May 1, 2012.

  1. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you like....pedigree (Pure Bred) birds or does it really matter as long as they lay well and do their job?

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  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitely a matter of personal preference.

    I started out with egg layers because I wanted eggs to eat.

    Then I discovered some breeds that I really enjoyed, so I got some show quality birds to breed.

    Then I bought an incubator and hatched some barnyard mixes for eggs and meat.

    Now I have my pure breeds that I breed and sell as well as practice developing some good looking birds with good color and type.

    I have my egg layers that I breed to my large rooster to hatch large dual purpose birds to eat and use as future layers.

    And I have barnyard mixes that just sort of roam around the property and roost at night wherever they want.

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  3. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Buff Orpingtons are probably the friendliest birds I have ever kept.
     
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    I have to say I like both, but mutts are special to me. I love the grab bag of feather and egg colors you can get.
    -Banti
     

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