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White Chicken to join Miss Pepperpot & Gingernut Ranger

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I've got a Miss Pepperpot (Audry) & a Gingernut Ranger (Sibyl).

 

They're happy and laying well, but I'd love to add another (or two). I'd prefer it if she was white, a good layer and had a friendly temperament, ie one that doesn't mind being handled.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Rog

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Hi. We have a pepperpot and a ranger from omlett. the same day they arrived we picked up an amber star / silvernic. She is pure white. The colours vary from pure white to white with brown speckles. We wanted a white bird so the children could tell them all apart. This hybrid is what was reccommended to us a few chicken breeders. Hope this helps.

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If you are thinking introducing new chickens to an established pair, it will be worth reading **This article** so that you can plan ahead. :D

 

It will be easier to introduce two. A single hen is likely to be ganged up on.

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I agree with the others, definitely add 2 (or more :wink: )

 

A light sussex is lovely and mine is very docile :D

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the ambers are lovely and sweet natured - here's mine

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and the light sussex are whiter and pretty too - you could get one of each and have the full colour spectrum! :D

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Thanks for all your advice, it's very much appreciated. It seems that introducing 2 will be the best idea and suitable preparation and time!

 

Of course introducing a fourth chicken means that I need more advice on what to get. I'm sold on the idea of the amber star, any suggestions for the fourth?? (The existing 2 are P'pot & Ging Ranger)

 

Thanks to you all,

 

Rog

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I've just got a bluebelle and a silver link/amber star and they look lovely with my goldline (same as the gingernut).

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we have a 'merrydale sweetie', they are a hyrbrid from merrydale poultry and (i think?) the same as an amber star..

 

she is very friendly and interested in people - much more so than our other hens. she has intergrated well with our established girls, although we did take things slowly following the introduction advice on here!

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I have just added two to my Omlet chickens ( 2 GR and 2 PP) I have bought a Silver Link/Amber star and a Speckledy.

 

The amber star is a real softie, brilliant with chcildren, so I am told. She is a sweetie!

 

Alison

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I totally agree . . . Ambers and Sussexs are very sweet natured and friendly, I hear the Ambers are very good layers too but i can't vouch for that yet! :D

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we have a white leghorn, Sugar. very pretty, was initially rather flighty, but now she is laying a perfect little white egg everyday she's probably the easisest of them all to catch, and is very calm when picked up.

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Speaking from experience here, I wouldn't introduce just one.

I did that earlier this year, introduced a lovely hyline to our existing two gingers and pepperpot. It was a disaster, even though I took all the recommended precautions on introductions. The bullying was vicious; horrific to watch. I know people who have done this successfully without any problems, but personally I wouldn't risk it again. In fact, the second time I added to our flock, I introduced three to two, and that was far better, out numbering the existing gingers. Good luck with your decision. :wink:

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