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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by phasianidae, Dec 31, 2010.
is there anyone on here creating a cold hardy dual perpose breed?
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.
Quote:yeah, the comb is a big part of it for me.
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.
Quote:What's your current temperature?
We're in a warm spell this week at 52. Unbelievable!
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).
Rose-combed Rhode Island Reds, Rhode Island Whites, Chanteclers, Buckeyes, Wyandottes, - All very good, dual purpose, cold hardy breeds without single combs.
Quote:Ic here it's 9 degrees and every winter we get days of -30 with most weeks in single digets
Quote:I'm definitely considering Buckyes and Chanteclers, do you know of any good source that would ship eggs?