Partridge Rock or Wyandotte
Silver Laced Wyandotte
Jersey Giant . An alternate choice would be Australorps...any preferences between the two out there?
Barred Plymouth Rock
Golden Laced Wyandotte
If I'm not mistaken, they're all brown/tinted/colored egg layers and are good dual purpose chickens. Does anyone have any feedback as to possible drawbacks to any of these breeds, from experience?
Another question I have is what, if any, is the difference between the Rock type and the Wyandotte type chicken...is there a difference in weight, temperament, hardiness? I often see some of the particular colorations listed for both, but don't really know what would figure into a preference for one over the other.
Are there any particular favorite chicken breeds you might have that aren't here? I'm not experienced and the list is comprised mainly of chickens I'm guessing are good foraging fowl and good for multipurpose egg and meat. And they're really beautiful...
There are so many others I love the look of...these are simply the ones that keep reappearing whenever I narrow down what I am attracted to.
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