Houdans VS Crevecoeurs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Ideal Poultry asked me which breed of chicken hatching eggs I wanted (since they accidentally sent me banties instead of standards)...so now I've got my choice of all of their breeds (well, the ones that aren't sold out until 2009).

    So I wanted something rare that I couldn't get my hands on unless I went with this situation. I wanted Sumatras, but they are sold out. They are also sold out of all bantams until 2009.

    So I have come down to crevecoeurs or houdans....

    Both are crested & rare...but which are better? By better, I mean cold hardy, personable, somewhat friendly. They don't have to be excellent layers, but somewhat decent.... at least well enough to sell some of their hatching eggs. [​IMG]

    Thanks,

    ~Heather~
     
  2. chickenman7

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    Grrrrrrrrr.... I was planning on buying silkie bantams them this year.
     
  3. chickenman7

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    sorry thought you said mcmurray
     
  4. I think that IDEAL is only out of bantam eggs...not the birds.

    As far as ordering chicks from them...I'm not sure? Oh...you meant McMurray? LOL
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    I have no idea I think crested chickens are so goofy looking. That is nice of them to give you a new order. I would get the hudans I heard crev's can be flighty.

    Good Luck,
    Henry
     
  6. Yeah, they are funny...that's why I like them. I don't like anything that's "normal." LOL I have "off-breed" dogs, horses, poultry, reptiles! And my cats are weird, but has anyone met a "normal" cat? [​IMG]
     
  7. chicken_boy_Kurt

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    By different breeds what do you mean? What breeds of horses do you have. I think you should get crevecouers. They are so cool (not as cool as my polish but still cool) and I think the houdans look wierd.
     
  8. chicknmania

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    Oooohhh, get Houdans! Get Houdans!!! Sorry to get carried away [​IMG] but we had a mottled Houdan hen who I was soooo infatuated with from the day I saw her; she was tame and so friendly. Unfortunately, she became ill with some strange thing and we spent a couple months trying to save her, quite a few dollars and hours of research; we were unable to save her and my heart was broken. I don't know much about Crevecoeurs, actually. But I researched Houdans when we got her and found that breed is generally very friendly, and tame. Moppit (our hen) had a funny voice too, different from all the others, she would hear us coming and I could hear her calling to greet us. If you get Houdans, please post pics! [​IMG]
     
  9. Quote:No [​IMG]
    By different breeds what do you mean? What breeds of horses do you have. I think you should get crevecouers. They are so cool (not as cool as my polish but still cool) and I think the houdans look wierd.

    I have Peruvians. I decided on the houdans--they're getting shipped out June 10th! So they're already ordered...I was leaning towards the crevecouers but then realized I was hearing more & more (on the internet) about their poor laying & aggressive roosters. I don't want either of those! LOL
     
  10. Quote:I'm getting the Houdans. They are actually hatching eggs...so we'll see what I end up with out of 12 eggs...and yes, I'll post pics! [​IMG] They are getting shipped out on June 10th to me, so I'll probably get them the 12th or so....
     

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