Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by roberttessier, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. I live in northbay ont.i would like to start a new flock next spring ,are dorkins hardy enough to winter indoors with minumal heat ,-20 to -40celsius is not unusual if not what would be a good breed of dual porpose bird
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Dorking, not dorkin. I've never raised them, but they are an ancient breed introduced by the Romans to Britain over 2000 years ago. The Roman origin doesn't argue for being cold-hardy, but 2000 years in Britain certainly does.
  3. budsbirds

    budsbirds Chirping

    Rosecomb dorkings would be able to handle that weather, but you would probably get some frostbite on the single combed varieties (they are quite large). Chanteclers would be a great dual purpose breed for your weather, the only APA recognized breed that was created in Canada
  4. Thank you for the info i will check out the chanteclers
  5. Ive researched the chanteclers and they seem perfect and there are a few supliers in ont.
  6. i will be getting my 4 week old columbian rock-x chicks soon what is the minimum temp they can handle

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