Which "spangled" breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GothChick, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. GothChick

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    I am limited on the number of chickens I can have. I would like to have one "spangled" or tri-colored chicken, but can't decide which to pick.

    Desired traits:
    Friendly
    Quiet
    Can handled confinement
    Good egg layer
    Cold hardy

    Breeds I'm considering:
    Jubilee Orpington
    Speckled Sussex
    Russian Orloff
     
  2. Kailey the Animal Lover

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    Orpingtons are notoriously friendly, and exceptional chickens for a family. They are even tempered and calm. It has been said that their docile nature makes them easily picked on by others in a flock. Eggs: The Buff Orpington is a good layer of medium sized brown eggs.
     
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  3. Kailey the Animal Lover

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    The speckeled sussex: Their calm and docile personality means that they're adaptable to most kinds of living arrangements. They love to forage so make great free-rangers, but they're calm enough to be able to cope with a more confined space too - ideal if you don't have a lot of room.
     
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    Russian Orloffs are calm, friendly, and do well in a mixed backyard flock. Eggs: This breed lays a reasonable amount of brown eggs, but their ability to lay through the winter makes up for their lack of excellence through the rest of the year.
     
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  5. GothChick

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    Yea, that's kind of what I found about the breeds also. Hence why I am having a problem picking one. All the breeds sound great but I only have space left for 1 of them. :p
     
  6. Percheron chick

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    X2 on RO.
     
  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Maybe get an Easter Egger, they come in a variety of colors and most are multicolored...this is my Easter Egger hen Wendy C82C6BBB-E26D-4F6C-A6A1-493CAD33C2EF.jpeg
     
  8. GothChick

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    We already have some EEs. :) I'm allowed 6 hens and I am looking for a "spangled" colored breed to add to the flock. The other spots are already decided.
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Ahh...Maybe get a Spangled Hamburg or an Appenzeller Spitzhauben.
     
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  10. FeatherMtnFarms

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    I really vote for the Speckled Sussex!! My girl is one of the most personality-heavy chickens I have, she comes running, no, sprinting whenever she sees one of us!:) Lays eggs very reliably and extremely cold hardy..I live in Wyoming and if you know anything about Wyoming weather, you'll know what I mean.;)
     
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