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Looking for Flighty dual purpose chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by piddapat, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. piddapat

    piddapat Out Of The Brooder

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    Has to be great at foraging. Flighty. I like them flying away from danger.
    Roosters that don't attack people. Winter hardy. Either pea comb, walnut comb or Rose comb preferred.

    Having a hard time finding a breed like that. Any suggestions?
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yellow House Farm's rose comb Anconas might fit the bill.
     
  3. piddapat

    piddapat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! They are actually near me too.
     
  4. SJ

    SJ Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Check out Kraienkoppes. They are smaller like a leghornish. walnut combs. no wattles. Capable of true flight.
     
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  5. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cornish, buckeyes, and chanteclar?
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Centrarchid really likes his Dominiques and Games for that but Games have a single comb.
     
  7. SJ

    SJ Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Cornish would be the flightiest of the three IME then the chantecler. But none are really "flighty". Rose comb rhode islands whites are another I forgot to mention, they can be flighty. Buckeyes aren't flighty IME. I got to see the rose comb anconas. The Dominiques are a mixed bag of flighty and not flighty so you could probably get a flock of flighty Doms if you got enough to start with and ate the calmest birds.
     
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  8. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really consider any of the flighty breeds dual purpose, you can eat any chicken but dual purpose don't produce a great carcass as it is, a flighting breed that's good at flying is going to be an even smaller bird with even less meat.
    Why do you request the certain comb types, just because you like their look or because you feel they're better in winter? Full combed dual purpose breeds do just fine in winter too providing you have a well ventilated coop so as not to allow moisture to settle and cause frostbite
     
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  9. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Would getting a flighty roo breed be worth considering? Their alarm calls should help to get a more docile breed running for the hills at the first sign of danger.
     

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