What's a Buckeye?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NOSPRINGCHIC, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. NOSPRINGCHIC

    NOSPRINGCHIC In the Brooder

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    I have a pretty decent variety of birds, but I hadn't heard of a BUckeye until yesterday. Could someone please let me know what they are, their qualities, traits, etc?
    Maybe a pic?

    Thanks,
    Carla
     

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Buck/BRKBuckeye.html

    From Henderson's Chart:
    Buckeye
    FS OK AL
    Nut brown, only
    Very rare.

    6.5 lb/2.9 kg APA (1904):
    Large: American
    PC: Not recognized
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    Dual Purpose Developed by Mrs. Nettie Metcalf of Warren, Ohio, in late 19th century. Never widely popular.

    Pea comb
    white skin & blue/gray
    shanks
    ---------can be broody
    very cold hardy
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    moderately slow maturing adaptable to confinement, very adaptable to free range; calm, friendly
     
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  3. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    the big bird in the middle and the pullet next to him
    They are only bird developed by a female , in ohio 1900 look like RIR but with more color, have pea comb to no get frostbite in winters, dual purpose
     
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  4. NOSPRINGCHIC

    NOSPRINGCHIC In the Brooder

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    Thanks speckledhen!!!
     
  5. NOSPRINGCHIC

    NOSPRINGCHIC In the Brooder

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    mdbucks,
    What do you like about them? Would they voerheat in texas? overheat...oops
     
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  6. wren

    wren Songster

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  7. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    we were 95-100 last week and they seemed to do OK. I mainly got mine because I am from OH the buckeye state. I had originally looked to just get RIR's till I read about them, and saw they were on breed conservancy critical list. The pullets are real friendly, I have two roos, and they dont come up as easy as the pullets (them you just get a treat and they will sit on leg and let you hold them) but if you get hold of them the settle real quick. Mine 5 1/2 months and have had no problems from them.
     

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