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Rare heritage breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by apbgv, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I may be able to keep a few chickens at my place of work, we have enough area I could have a small coop and I was thinking I would like to work with a heritage breed prefer a dual purpose bird that can handle the cold. Any ideas?
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I've got a batch of Delawares in the bator to use as my dual purpose
    (mostly meat) bird. We are looking forward to seeing how they work out.
    They will be raised seperately from our other pet/layer birds unless a
    few turn out nice and we do something stupid like name them.
     
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    On the critical list for duel purpose Buckeye and Delaware are duel purpose I know the Buckeyes are bred for Ohio winters so they are cold hardy, not sure about the Delawares.
     
  5. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chanteclers! They were developed for Canadian winters! I have a quad of Partridge, and this will be my first winter with them. I love them, and want more. The hens lay a medium-sized brown egg. They have a small comb and wattles.

    Geddy, our roo:
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  6. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
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    So how big are the chanteclers?
     
  7. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are standard-sized. Not as big as a cochin though! lol
     
  8. robbobbin

    robbobbin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow Carol-their looking wonderful! They've really filled out since I saw them last.
    Did you ever swap the one he gave you by mistake?

    See ya next weekend!!! The OEGB roo is missing [​IMG] but I'll bring the other lil girl we talked about!
     
  9. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Robin! I lost a roo this summer, but thats how it goes....

    Yes, I did swap the Old English roo with him. I can see why he got confused. They did look alike.

    I'll PM ya later...
     
  10. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have to put in a vote for Dominiques.
     

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