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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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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..
 

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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.
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!
 

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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.
 
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