Is anyone creating a cold hardy breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by phasianidae, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there anyone on here creating a cold hardy dual perpose breed?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Chantaclers and Buckeyes were specifically bred for this purpose. Wyandottes are another good choice. Many of the other dual purpose breeds are also cold hardy but many people get hung up on the single comb.
     
  3. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah, the comb is a big part of it for me.
     
  4. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm running with RIRs here in Michigan and they're holding up just fine. I know we have quite a few people on here from Alaska that could weigh in on this. You can also search for Alaska or Canada here on the forums and find many posts on cold-weather folks.
     
  5. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What's your current temperature?
     
  6. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're in a warm spell this week at 52. Unbelievable! [​IMG]

    Our norms for this time of year are highs in the 20s with lows in the teens. We have seen -10 at times and sometimes a full week in the single digits.

    They don't seem to mind as long as they're eased into the temperature change (ex. don't move chickens from Florida to Michigan during winter).
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Rose-combed Rhode Island Reds, Rhode Island Whites, Chanteclers, Buckeyes, Wyandottes, - All very good, dual purpose, cold hardy breeds without single combs. [​IMG]
     
  8. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ic here it's 9 degrees and every winter we get days of -30 with most weeks in single digets
     
  9. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm definitely considering Buckyes and Chanteclers, do you know of any good source that would ship eggs?
     

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