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Old 09-22-2012, 06:16 PM   #11
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I can't find a pic of a red star sex-link online. I have a blk one. She looks very diff from a bsl. Do the rsl and star rsl look as diff? Do you have a pic? I just can't find any online info on them. I know my star bsl lays every day never failing, ever since she started to lay. Sorry for the q's. And i'm sorry for hijacking.
This is the best pic I have right now, the two Reds are on the far left, the Black is right behind them, she has some gold on her neck. (if you click the pic it is a little bigger)


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Old 09-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #12
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Leah-Thanks! Now my star bsl looks just like that with the gold (kinda laced) feathering at the front. my rsl looks just like yours. Are all rsl called stars? I saw the star bsl and plain bsl look diff. But, every place online i have looked, the rsl and star rsl look the same. I'm just confused. Thanks for the help!
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My americaunas are my best layers, I get two blue eggs 362 days a year!
Yep, I vote easter eggers. They lay beautiful huge green an blue eggs and they are higher in omega 3's and lower in cholesterol. Our EE is also our sweetest hen. She is so beautiful too.
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Re: Best chickens for egg laying?

seriously? My EEs lay once a week, maybe twice.

I admit, it's fun to see all the colors they produce but they are calm, boring (beautiful!) birds that rarely lay eggs.
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Macy how old are yours?
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seriously? My EEs lay once a week, maybe twice.

I admit, it's fun to see all the colors they produce but they are calm, boring (beautiful!) birds that rarely lay eggs.
I usually get 5 or 6 green eggs a week and I only have one EE. Maybe only get a couple of those to be safe though.
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Re: Best chickens for egg laying?

Is egg production the only trait you are interested in? Some breeds are more docile than others, so if you want pets that you can interact with, you should consider that. Some are flighty, so unless you're going to keep them in a covered pen, that's something to think about as well. We ordered from Meyers most recently and they give a description of the different breeds that includes temperament, how many eggs they lay a week, whether they are flighty, size of hens, color of eggs, etc.
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Re: Best chickens for egg laying?

Liz, they were born in February with the rest of our flock. They really our so lovely to look at, but as far as egg production they certainly don't keep up compared to our others at all.
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Is egg production the only trait you are interested in? Some breeds are more docile than others, so if you want pets that you can interact with, you should consider that. Some are flighty, so unless you're going to keep them in a covered pen, that's something to think about as well. We ordered from Meyers most recently and they give a description of the different breeds that includes temperament, how many eggs they lay a week, whether they are flighty, size of hens, color of eggs, etc.
Well, I probably won't go for really aggressive birds (my mom got a mix, and when maybe half grown the more aggressive ones killed the smaller babies ). Other than that, we have to keep them covered (we have raccoons) and I don't trust my kids with them, so not too concerned. We will have limited space, and want the birds for eggs (although they will be my babies), so I guess egg production is at least at the top of my priorities for breeds.
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Re: Best chickens for egg laying?

Buff Orphingtons are good layers, but I think maybe sex-links may be a good idea because when they hatch they are sexed by color so you won't have to worry about getting a roo (unless you want one).
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