What is your favorite breed of poultry?

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As some of you may know I am working on an on-line poultry club for beginners. This club will also be ran in conjunction with the 4-H poultry club in Pike County Indiana. It is hard for me to find a day that all of the 4-H'ers can meet so I am trying something new.

My question to you is, What is you favorite breed of poultry and why?

I am posting this same question on other boards and I will show everyone the percentages and the most common answer

Are you looking for a hard to find breed of bird? Tell me what you are looking for. 95% of the time I can find you a breeder here in the USA. There is no fee, Just trying to share my knowledge. (My wife says I don't have that much to share.)

-- grant (organicgrange@yahoo.com), July 23, 2001


I'm sort-of a beginner, too. "City girl moves to country and buys chickens in record numbers. Friends and neighbors stunned into disbelief." My new husband's father and grandfather raised chickens here on the farm we now live on, my son is registered in 4-H and is trying to decide on a project. Photography seems high on the list, but he agreed to help with the poultry. After all the reading and so forth that I have done over the last 6 months, I now seem to know more than the 4-H leader book has to offer. I also have a comparison price list set up of about 60 breeds of chicks offered at 10 to 12 different hatcheries around the midwest. I now have 96 Buff Orps (86 hens and 10 roosters), 2 RIR hens, 6 barred rock hens, 4 Ameraucauna hens and 2 roosters, 5 Calif White hens and 1 rooster, 6 Ancona hens, 43 buff ducks, and 2 mallards. The RIRs are about 5 months old, the CA whites 4 to 4-1/2 months, and the rest were hatched between May 28 and June 6. You know, it doesn't seem that chicks the size of your palm would ever grow to be bigger than basketballs and look like huge feathered june bugs with long legs. Favorite breed - at the moment, Buff Orpington... nice disposition, fluffy feathers & pretty color (I sound like a catalog, don't I?) Yes - I'm looking for light sussex chicks for next spring or summer, about 25 or so. Nobody seems to have any.

-- Claudia Glass (glasss2001@prodigy.net), September 06, 2001.

light sussex and the buff sussex


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