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. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i vote for polish, i have one that follows my evert move, if i dont pick her up she pecks my feet untill i do.she is one from shipped eggs, i dont remember who i got them from but she is pure black, crest and all
     
  2. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i vote for polish, i have one that follows my every move, if i dont pick her up she pecks my feet untill i do.she is one from shipped eggs, i dont remember who i got them from but she is pure black, crest and all
     
  3. Thassa

    Thassa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Polish girl is my favorite but my Orpington girls are the friendliest.
     
  4. annabell254

    annabell254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE roo and Sussex girls are the best!!!!
     
  5. BigRooNTN

    BigRooNTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 18, 2012
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    I am just starting my back yard hen house and I live in a sub-division and want to hold the noise down to the bare minimum. Are the Orphinton's a quiet breed. From all I can read they are very docile and got other traits. I dont want to alert my neighbors to the fact that I have chickens. They will be in a coop (obviously) and have a nice roomy run.

    Thanks
     
  6. questions543

    questions543 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 21, 2012
    well friendly and favourite are two different things and with so many breeds I cant just pick one
     
  7. KathyR

    KathyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 14, 2009
    Tully, NY
    Anybody know of a breeder of welsummers in central new york?
     
  8. jardog1820

    jardog1820 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lakewood Colorado
    My Orpington (Honey) is my favorite but my Ameraucana Roo (Roscoe) is a close 2nd which says a lot.
     
  9. jardog1820

    jardog1820 Out Of The Brooder

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    Orpingtons are listed as a quiet breed, but mine are the loudest in my flock. My Partridge Plymouth Rocks are my quietest followed by my Austra Whites. My point I guess is that even if it's a quiet breed, chickens are as individual as you and me. Your best bet is if you can get info from the breeder on the chicks parents.
     
  10. chickengarden

    chickengarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Entiat, WA
    I have all feed store birds. Two Rhode Island Reds (actually Production Reds), two Black Australorps, four Easter Eggers, three Plymouth Barred Rocks, four Buff Orpingtons, and one Silver Laced Wyandotte. I got them all as day old chicks. The most friendly have been the Barred Rocks.

    The most skittish is one of the EEs and the SLW.

    The ones that are first to greet us are the Australorps but that is, I think, because they are at the top of the pecking order. Incidentally, the skittish EE and SLW are at the bottom of the pecking order. I wonder if this has anything to do with it?
     

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