Advice on new breed choices

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by tegaily, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. tegaily

    tegaily New Member

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    We currently have 6 Bovan Brown Hybrids. We now would like to get a few other breeds.

    We are thinking of Dominique, Jersey Giant and Brahamas.
    Any thoughts on our choices.

    Keep in mind we do have cold winters :eek: and we plan to free range a little. We also want somewhat mild mannered birds and medium to large eggs.

    Lynn & Ralph
     
  2. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    I'm a fan of the dominique hen, great for eggs or the table.We are down to about 7 hens, so I may need to fix that come spring. I also have 3 dominique roos (free range) that have never gave me a minutes problem.

    IMO ~ The best.;)
     

  3. WeeLittleChicken

    WeeLittleChicken Active Member

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    I have 5 light brahmas and one dark, all hens. They're hilarious. They have this deep goose-like voice and are real sweet and easy to handle. Very curious too. Mine won't be laying until next month but I am hoping for some big brown eggs, even in the harsh winter, as I am told they are pretty good at that.
     
  4. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

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    Have you considered the Buckeye??? They are the perfect dual purpose large fowl for COLD climates!!! You will love their friendly manner and they are outstanding winter layers, too.