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Which one of these is most freindly/ your favorite?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StarLover21, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Wyandotte

    38 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. Salmon Faverolle

    35 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. Easter Egger

    75 vote(s)
    13.9%
  4. Sultan

    5 vote(s)
    0.9%
  5. Orpington

    179 vote(s)
    33.1%
  6. Australope

    47 vote(s)
    8.7%
  7. Sussex

    30 vote(s)
    5.6%
  8. Polish

    36 vote(s)
    6.7%
  9. Cochin

    65 vote(s)
    12.0%
  10. Maran

    30 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Post a thread in here and it gets pushed down fast.
     
  3. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    You left out one of the most calm, friendly breeds. Brahmas
     
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  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Brahmas, Shamos, Asil, Thais, Malgache, Malays, Ga Don, Brazilians, Houdans, Ameraucanas, Araucanas, a whole list of forgotten but very friendly breeds. [​IMG] Also Marans has an S on the end, plural or singular. [​IMG]


    I really do think though that nothing beats Gamefowl when it comes to stable roosters and friendly hens. Either Oriental types or Americans, they've been bred to be non-aggressive and to be easily handled by people for hundreds of years.

    Right behind that are the heavier breeds like Brahmas, Sussex (especially European lines) Cochins, Orpingtons (especially non-hatchery lines) etc. Don't know about Jersey Giants though, the ones I had were underweight and the most skittish I've had, but, that's just one experience of one strain.
     
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  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I hate how when somebody votes on a poll, it doens't get pushed to the top. Polls just sink dooooooooooown. [​IMG]
     
  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    thats a tough one- i discovered just since the descriptions say friendly etc, it depends on the bird- i had a pair of orps- sugar and spice, sugar was the friendliest and in your face, spice is still very standoffish- but generally i'd go with cochins
     
  7. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. It should go back up to the top when someone votes.
     
  8. Pitchfork

    Pitchfork Out Of The Brooder

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    I like my orps, not only are they friendly to me but they have had about six different sets of 16 week old pullets placed in the coop since I got them five years ago and they never chase or bother the new girls. As each new group is introduced all the older hens, except for the orps, chase them around for several weeks, some like my Brahmas even go looking for the newbies to harrass them. But the orps will give them the evil eye if they get too close and that is it. The newbies get to sit next to them on the roost and drink beside them etc. They never bother with them. They are to dignified to stoop to chasing other chickens. And they are quiet and polite with each other. At times I think I can hear them saying to each other, "no you go through the door first". "no I insist you go first, I will be glad to wait". "nooo I insist you go first I will just wait here a bit". "well ok I will go oohh sorry I see you are going after all, well that's fine go ahead". "no I am terrribly sorry I didn't mean to get us stuck like this half in and half out of the door, gracious me if you can but breath in a little I think I can slip back out". "there now we are somewhat unstuck but which way were we going in or out I have forgotten". "I am not quite certain myself, but either way I insist you go first".
     
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  9. magnolia-1971

    magnolia-1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love all of these breeds- I'm getting a Sultan in the spring, and a BLRW. I love my Polish, she was flighty as a chick but now jumps on my knee whenever I offer treats and is an affectionate, dainty girl.

    ETA I was thinking about Marans too but I have very limited space.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012

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