Favorite Breed

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by chklve, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. chklve

    chklve New Member

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    What's your favorite breed? I like the Silkie but have only seen them in pictures.

    If it's down to chickens I've raised I like the plumage on Rocks.
     
  2. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Out of my flock I have a few favorites. My first would be my Ancona, she is super friendly, allows the kids to catch her, and chatters instead of clucks. My next fave is my Buff Orpington, I love the fluffy butt, the great orange brown color, and personality. I do like how soft my Barred Rock is but she's not as social as my Ancona. I also have Silkies but not real thrilled with them, they are more for looks than purpose.
     

  3. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    The kids love their Ameraucanan and as posted before I love my Dominique.
     
  4. furandfeathersfarm

    furandfeathersfarm New Member

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    I love my buff orpington. Super friendly and lays nice big eggs. I also love my lavender Ameracuanas. I love their lav color and the blue eggs are a plus. My Key West chickens hold a special place in my heart, since they are the first breed I really got into and and are a little bit of home for me. ( I was born in Key West) My rooster Smokey turned 13 this summer. He was past of my original Key West flock.
     
  5. vondonna

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    I'd have to say my Reds. Sweetest little things ever. Next it would be the Buff Orpingtons and then next the Barred Rocks.
     
  6. tnfarmgirl

    tnfarmgirl New Member

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    My Reds are my favorites too...they are really very friendly....
     
  7. Keith

    Keith New Member

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    Buff Orpington and Rhode Island Red seem like the two most common breeds I see at least around here.
     
  8. rob

    rob New Member

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    my favorite is my white silkie, i also have a light sussex and a clydach clocker.
     
  9. chicksrluv

    chicksrluv New Member

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    My Buffs & RIR's. Got some young barred rocks. I think I'm going to like them too.
     
  10. Beeorganic

    Beeorganic New Member

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  11. JackAubrey

    JackAubrey New Member

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    I am particularly taken with my Speckled Sussex. I had originally wanted Black Javas, but they are rather difficult to come by. Looked at Dark Cornish, and Dorkings, but thought the Speckled Sussex were beautiful. They are great foragers, dual purpose, docile, but can bear confinement. I free range, but fort them up at night. JA
     

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  12. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    oh wow that's a fine looking bird you have there Jack





    piglett
     
  13. rob

    rob New Member

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    nice bird, the colours remind me of a grouse ;)
     
  14. Diane

    Diane New Member

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    such a pretty bird! I have two of the speckleds, still very much babies:)

    So far with the chicks I have, (australorps,silver laced wyandottes, spec susex, columbian wyandotte, buff orpingtons)..I am finding my Buff babies are the cuddliest/friendliest altho they all are arm hopping when I stick my arms in their cage..
     
  15. ponytailbill

    ponytailbill New Member

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    I also love my buff's- I have one who will perch on my shoulder while I'm gathering the eggs- or she will sit in my lap while I'm enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck.
     
  16. Inglewoody

    Inglewoody New Member

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    Our Buff Orpington is our family favourite... she's so pleased to see us and runs to us and jumps on our shoulders. If we sit down she jumps up for a cuddle... small, golden, rounded and waddly... great personality!
     
  17. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe New Member

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    Another vote for RIR's here. Great layers and very social. I was sitting on a log, splitting wood one day, and one of them flew up on my shoulder. Scared the snot out of me :eek: till I realized what was going on.
     
  18. Riverdale

    Riverdale New Member

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    Buff Orps and Barred Rocks. Calm and gentle.
     
  19. lowery014

    lowery014 New Member

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    Cuckoo Marans, Ameraucanan, Dominique
     
  20. missouri100

    missouri100 bantam

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    Mille Fluers and Quail Antwerp Belgians.

    go bantams