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post #21 of 24

Well, I would consider cochins designer, but I'm biased lol!

Here are a few photos of the designer chickens, for all you chicken lovers out there!

 

Columbian Cochin Bantams

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Silkies, the poodles of the chicken world!

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post #22 of 24
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People will pay $70 for a chicken???!!

I think that it's only impractical to keep a rooster for the sole purpose of its breed only if it's a "bad animal". ;p
post #23 of 24

So I've heard. If you haven't you should check out backyardchicken.com lots of stuff to learn about on there! Some chickens at auction around here go for $30, which I still think is ridiculous. I've seen people trying to sell chicks for $7 each, also ridiculous. There is a big run on chickens this year since everyone's so afraid the end of the world is nigh! :p

 

Becky - pretty chickens :) I do have a frizzle banty mostly cause I like to laugh at the poor creature! I do think silkies are pretty, just not for me, I like heavy breeds that produce well. I have light brahmas and orpingtons, then the other odd ball chickens from the feed store and those roosters the lady gave me. I don't mind the banties from the feed store, but those roos are gonna have to go, they're starting to go after my young ones, and by that I mean young chickens, not kids! It'd probably be different if I had any hens, but we just started our flock over since we moved, so these 6-7 month old males are beginning to discover hormones, but all my pullets are only 2-3 months old.

post #24 of 24

If this rooster is aggressive, he shouldn't be used for breeding purposes even if he is a rare breed.  Breeding aggressive roosters is not good for whatever breed one is trying to preserve.  Find a good recipe for coq au vin.

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