Who should we breed our Buff Orpington roo to?

3KillerBs

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What criteria do you use for choosing the hens you like best?

Well, that's a work in progress, but:

Health and vigor.
Temperament -- they don't have to be lap pets, but not flighty/panicky and not bullies.
Balanced conformation with a healthy solidity when picked up -- but not fat.
Growth history.
Egg production.
Eye appeal according to my personal tastes.

These factors subject to change. If I become interested in a specific breed I will work toward the SOP.
 

Becky_

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I recommend cross breeding your roster with a Rhode Island Red, letting the chicks have a wide egg production from their mother, and hardiness in the winter thanks to there father.
 

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