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WOuld love to know more abut the chanties . . .  how they dress out, etc.

 

 

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post #52 of 57
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WOuld love to know more abut the chanties . . .  how they dress out, etc.

Arielle, you might want to read through the other, LONG, Chanticler thread!  It will take a while, but pictures and descriptions of dressed out birds have been posted there.  It looks to me like they are one of the better dual-purpose breeds.

 

Kathleen

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Originally Posted by Arielle View Post
 

WOuld love to know more abut the chanties . . .  how they dress out, etc.

Arielle, you might want to read through the other, LONG, Chanticler thread!  It will take a while, but pictures and descriptions of dressed out birds have been posted there.  It looks to me like they are one of the better dual-purpose breeds.

 

Kathleen

THank you, thought I had found them all . . . . . . apparently not. lol

 

 

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post #54 of 57
I had a Chantecler Rooster, he died though

Large Fowl Blue, Black, and Splash Cochin Breeder

Flock of egg layers too!

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Large Fowl Blue, Black, and Splash Cochin Breeder

Flock of egg layers too!

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post #55 of 57

Hi,  :frow

 I often have read that a dark bird might do better in a cold climate, supposedly because  the black will gather heat from the environment. There is a reason the artic fox and other birds and fauna from the Arctic wear white in winter. Here's a great explanation. The 1st 2 sections.

http://www.enature.com/articles/detail.asp?storyid=552

 

Fur and Feathers Keep Animals Warm by Scattering Light

New work suggests that fur coats and down feathers might derive
much of their impressive insulating power from an unexpected optical mechanism

http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2014/fur_and_feathers_keep_animals_warm_by_scattering_l/

ok this is interesting, I didn't know this about the bird's arterial system:

http://gardenwalkgardentalk.com/2013/02/19/how-do-birds-keep-warm-in-winter/

 Best,

 Karen


Edited by 3riverschick - 2/28/16 at 4:25pm

Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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post #56 of 57

 4 ways birds keep warm in the winter.

 

 1. The feathers trap air which is warmed by the bird and keeps it warm.

 2. More complicated: repeated backscattering of infrared light between radiative shields

( an edited excerpt from this article):

http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2014/fur_and_feathers_keep_animals_warm_by_scattering_l/

"repeated backscattering of infrared light between radiative shields, like... barbed feathers, could be the primary mechanism for the thermal insulation properties of... feathers."

3. The lack of pigment in a  white feather leaves empty spaces in the feather which fill with air. The air is kept warm by the bird's temperature. http://gardenwalkgardentalk.com/2013/02/19/how-do-birds-keep-warm-in-winter/

4.  The structure of the arterial system in the bird:

http://gardenwalkgardentalk.com/2013/02/19/how-do-birds-keep-warm-in-winter/

  Best,

  Karen

Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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post #57 of 57

Very large roosters! I have heard they taste very good. Hens are average size. Roosters are a great protector of flock.

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