heavy/dual purpose rare breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by slackwater, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

    Feb 1, 2010
    So...my breeding plan is changing somewhat, and now I'm considering focusing on 1-4 (I know, wide range) heavy/dual purpose rare/endangered breeds. Off the bat, I have BLRW and GLCs that I will start with. But, I'm looking for suggestions for others...here are a couple that I have come up with.

    Jersey giant

    Okay, well, maybe literally just a couple. [​IMG] Any other suggestions out there?

  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    No, but I will say that I love my Delawares- they are so personable and fun. The hens are good layers. The four roos I processed were very tasty, too.
  3. Java`s are a rare heritage breed that are making a comeback from near extinction.........Pop
  4. I was going to say Javas, too! You might also consider Dorkings and Faverolles.
  5. gootziecat

    gootziecat Songster

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hampshire Co, WV
    Houdans are not thought as a dual purpose chicken, but they were originally bred for it.

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