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a good dual purpose chicken

Hi again. I have a small flock of BOs and want to try a different breed now. I'm looking for a good dual purpose breed. I've heard the Barnevelders are good. Any thoughts? Oh, and what about Marans? I really like the dark eggs.

linmad
Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Just go with the breed you like.

paddycrawford
Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

I think that Purebred Plymouth Rocks and Purebred Rhode Island Reds are both good quadruple purpose breeds. They lay a decent amount of eggs. They, I think, both sit some. They are fairly good meat birds. And they look good. Some of these things could depend on the strain of bird you get so maybe look into how the specific birds you are getting act.

craigmartin
Sunday, April 4th, 2021

thanks. I like the plymouth rocks alright. Whose breeding them?

linmad
Sunday, April 4th, 2021

I think the pure Plymouth Rocks are hard to source. I liked them too. How about the light Sussex? They are lovely and good sitters too.

Joseph lawler
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

I have got into breeding the ixworth chicken seams to be a great dual purpose bird, quick grower, good weighty bird for table , loves to free range and forage, good temperament bird. Look it up .

rich1
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Gatehouse Poultry has the Purebred Plymouth Rocks in a couple different colors. I would get the Barred color because it was the original I believe. The other colors I think have more breeds mixed in them. Gatehouse Poultry is on here. Go to the Irish Poultry Breeder's Directory and then look on the left side and scroll down and find the tab that says Plymouth Rock and click on it. When you do this it will bring up all those who advertised that breed on here. Gatehouse poultry is the only one.

craigmartin
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

thanks everyone.

linmad
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Eleanor Russell breeds Plymouth rocks based in laois

Glen
Tuesday, April 13th, 2021


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