HELP! Chanteclers, Faverolles, Buckeyes or??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Apehuntress, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Apehuntress

    Apehuntress New Egg

    Nov 21, 2008
    Rolette, North Dakota
    I am a first time chicken shopper interested in a dual purpose breed with good meat traits (fast maturing, thrifty). I've done my homework and am mainly interested in Chanteclers, Faverolles, and Buckeyes. I live in Northern North Dakota and it gets COLD (40 degrees below zero) here so I need a cold hardy breed and just generally hardy. I also want to free range them so I need chickens that can fend for themselves during the day. Does anybody have experience with these breeds? If so, how do you like them? Any other suggestions for a cold hardy dual purpose breed?

    Do different breeds have different tasting meat?? I've read that buckeyes have darker dark meat and more of it.

    Thanks for your help!
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008

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