This past spring, I got chicks from several sources, and obtained many new breeds. I read up on all of them as much as possible, so it was no surprise that the Phoenix and Sumatra roosters just now started to crow at 8 months old. I also don't expect to see any eggs from those breeds before spring. Same goes with my white silkies, since I read they develop slow too. But for some of these breeds, I was unable to find out if they were picky seasonal layers or not. All I see are listings of "good layers" or "poor layers" in various descriptions. What really stumps me is typically the "broody breeds". Are they poor layers because they STOP laying in cold months, or because they brood so much? Or is it both? So if you have owned any of the following breeds, please let me know if they were slow to develop and/or if they are the finicky "seasonal layer" types. 1.) Large Fowl Buff Polish 2.) LF Silver-Laced Wyandotte 3.) LF Blue Cochin 4.) LF Cuckoo Maran 5.) Bantam Frizzle 6.) Bantam Silver Sebright I'm pretty familiar with which breeds are likely to go broody (cochins, for instance). But I just don't know which ones are likely to be winter-quitters. None of them are really old enough to be molting heavily right now. I'm just wondering how quickly I need to build the new nests.