So, I seem to have a slight predicament on my hands. In May 2013, I bought five birds from a local chicken keeper, 3 Buffs, a Red Sex Link, and what was supposed to be an Australorp. Turns out, this australorp is more of a Minorca. Slender build, white earlobes and white eggs, blue sheen in her black feathers, large comb, etc. I'm not necessarily upset about this because she is a great bird, but I am worried about how she will fare in the winter. She is currently experiencing a molt, and has lost a good amount of feathers, but still maintains most of her coat. Her comb is pretty pale, which I suspect is from the molt, but this increasingly cold weather is certainly not going to help. NJ is currently going through a vicious cold snap (nights will be in the 20s, and 9 degrees on Thursday night!), and I really do not know how she will do. I plan on bringing her into the garage overnight because it is about 50 degrees in there and I won't have to worry about her freezing in the bitter cold. During the day, she is PLENTY active. She eats well, she jumps around with the other birds, etc. She stopped laying in late October and then appeared to be molting a month later. Any advice is appreciated!! And please, this isn't the opportunity to say that it is not reliable to buy from a local person. She got the breed wrong, but I'm not blaming her, because I like this bird a lot. The breeder lived in central jersey, which is equally as cold as my region, so maybe she has minorcas that can live in the cold. Again, any help, ideas, expertise is appreciated! Thanks a lot!