Small comb, lots of eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fanny, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Fanny

    Fanny Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings!

    Is there a breed out there that has a very small comb (low risk of frostbite), and can lay comparably to a Leghorn or a Rhode Island Red? If not comparably, which would come closest?

    Thanks!
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Buff Orphington and she has a small comb and lays as well as my RIR's.
     
  3. 4wdingman

    4wdingman Out Of The Brooder

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    barred rock??
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Chantecler?
     
  5. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Egger.
     
  6. CaseFarms

    CaseFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my easter eggers (the more "yellow" one) lays a cement colored egg with an average of about 6/wk. - over the last three weeks the RIR has only laid a total of 1 or two eggs more. The other one is just plain lazy.
     
  7. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buckeye,will not lay as well, but still a good layer
     
  8. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about a Rose Comb Rhode Island Red?
     
  9. Fanny

    Fanny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I have seen buff orpingtons around here with frostbite - it gets pretty cold here. I've wondered about the Easter Egger and Chanteceler - I've heard of specific birds that were great layers, but not sure if across the board they are as consistent and reliable as the "egg laying machine" breeds? Basically I'm wondering if there is a breed that is absolutely known for it's egg-laying (like leghorns are), and has a rose or a pea comb.

    Though I guess that would maybe be the Rose Comb RIR? Hadn't heard of them before. Thanks again!
     
  10. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Sexlinks lay very well and the hens don't tend to get frostbite but the roos do. My SS are the same way but lay average 5-6 eggs a week depending on the hen. [​IMG]
    You could try looking on http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html Is a list of chicken breeds in kind of a chart form.
    You could look at Faverolles, Hamburg, or any others already mentioned.
    Hope you find what you are looking for. [​IMG]
    on the chart it says that both Leghorn and RIR can also come in a rose comb. [​IMG]
    I'm just looking at the chart. [​IMG]
     
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