heavy/dual purpose rare breeds?

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

  1. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Java`s are a rare heritage breed that are making a comeback from near extinction.........Pop
  4. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2009
    Central Virginia
    I was going to say Javas, too! You might also consider Dorkings and Faverolles.
  5. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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