Chantecler vs Buckeye

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dustinnvnorth, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Dustinnvnorth

    Dustinnvnorth Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2012
    Reno NV
    Does anyone raise both Chantecler and Buckeye chickens? They sound like similar breeds, dual purpose and cold hardy. Just wondering if there is much differences in them. Thinking about stock from a breeder.
  2. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2011
    Harrisville, MI
    Two excellent winter hardy homestead breeds worthy of breeding and preservation. I am a fan of both, will be rasing some Albertans this year, and can see adding both the Buckeyes and Iowa Blues as I can get pens built.
  3. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2010
    Northeast Nebraska
    How can you raise Buckeyes? You're from Michigan![​IMG]
  4. Beka123

    Beka123 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2012
    I'm also interested in a good informational response here. I like both breeds also, but I'm just a back yard keeper for fun so I don't really have space or desire to keep every single breed I'm interested in!
  5. BackyardChick12

    BackyardChick12 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2012
    I'm still curious between the two as well since I'm pondering the same question. Both seem to be superb winter layers, great foragers, broody, good mothers, can withstand against harsh winters, have a wonderful temperment, & hardy. The only downside to me is the size of the egg they both lay: medium. If that's the only slight disadvantage, then I'm fine with it :) They are both goregous breeds & need help preserving them & their future.
  6. Dustinnvnorth

    Dustinnvnorth Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2012
    Reno NV
    I found some white Chantecler and really like them. The eggs are not jumbo but not medium either.
  7. slukeplass22

    slukeplass22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Actually, Michigan is pretty cold. According to the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina, the average daily temperature in Michigan is 44.41ºF. That means that Michigan is the 11th coldest state in the U.S. By contrast, Ohio, where the Buckeye breed was created, has an average temperature of 50.68ºF, making it the 24th coldest state.
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    I've never personally owned either breed, but I had a good friend and neighbor who owned both breeds and he said that the Chanteclers were the slightly better (about 1 egg more per hen per week) layers than the Buckeyes. Otherwise, he felt that there was no advantage in one breed over the other.

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