R.I. Reds? Orpingtons?

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I have been looking into getting some chickens, and studying the advantages and disadvantages of the different breeds, only to be thoroughly confused as to what kind to get with a dual purpose. What about crosses between RI reds and orpingtons, or sussex? Would that give chickens with better characteristics? Help!

-- matt farmer (m.farmer@usa.net), November 09, 1998


Barred Rocks are good. RI reds aren't as thrifty, but ar prettier.

-- Paul Davis (davisp1953@yahoo.com), November 09, 1998.

Matt, scan down to the older threads. Under the "Uncategorized" messages, look for a thread called: "Has anyone considered Buff Orpington Chickens?" It is just about in the middle (a little lower) of all of the threads listed. You'll find some interesting comments.

-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), November 10, 1998.

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