Just a few questions to ask......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Orchidsilkie, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Orchidsilkie

    Orchidsilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!! I am getting eggs in October, and I need to ask you guys: What breeds are the best for New Mexico (heat tolerant AND cold tolerant!) If anyone knows, PLEASE let me know!!!!!
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Black Australorp

    Personality- Docile, quiet.
    Class- English
    Weight- 7-8 pounds.
    Hardiness- Very hardy in heat and cold.
    Egg Size / Production-
    Large brown egg about 5+ times a week.

    Rhode Island Red

    Personality- Active but easily handled.
    Class- American
    Weight- 6-7 pounds.
    Hardiness- Hardy in heat and cold.
    Egg Size / Production- Large brown egg 5+ times a week.

    Black Copper Maran / Rare

    Personality- Gentle, intelligent.
    Class- French
    Weight- About 7 pounds.
    Hardiness-
    Depends on breed, generally heat and cold tolerant. (other breeds include the Cuckoo and Golden Cuckoo Maran.)
    Egg Size / Production- Large very dark chocolate egg about 3-4 times a week. Another one of our favorites!

    Delaware

    Personality- Active, friendly (sometimes loud)
    Class- American
    Weight- 7-8 pounds.
    Hardiness- Very hardy to heat and cold.
    Egg Size / Production- Large light brown eggs about 4-5 times a week.

    Blue Laced Red Wyandotte / Moderately Rare

    Personality- Very sweet, docile.
    Class- American
    Weight- 6-7 pounds.
    Hardiness- Very hardy to cold.
    Egg Size / Production- Large brown egg about 4 times a week.

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    Ameraucana / Easter Egger (popular breed)

    Personality- Docile
    Class- Recently developed, mixed breed. (some say South America.)
    Weight- About 5 pounds.
    Hardiness- Cold and heat tolerant.
    Egg Size / Production- Medium egg from turquoise to light and olive green tones, about 4 times a week. (Araucana's are a little different breed, they are rumpless with no tail and have feather tufts near their ears, and a tail.)

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  3. Orchidsilkie

    Orchidsilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I found Black Copper Maran eggs!![​IMG]
     
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