What's Best Breed Dual-Purpose Plus small comb

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by randomchick, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best breed that has a bit of meat on it and lays, i.e. a good dual purpose bird. But... it has to have a small comb. The reason for the small comb being that we are having a lot of frost bit issues up here in Canada, even with an insulated coop with heat lamps on.
    Love to here what breeds you all think.
    Thanks
     
  2. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rhode Island Reds are a good duel puropse bird and I know there are some with rose combs. Rose combs are less prone to frostbite.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Have you thought of your native heritage breed, the Chantecler?
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I would think Chantecler sp? as they are native to Canada anyway.
     
  5. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like the "Buckeye" might be a good choice for your area. [​IMG]
     
  6. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that the Chancelor do not give off much meat at all.
     
  7. smithzoo100

    smithzoo100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buckeyes would be my bet!! Can't wait to start that project this Spring! Checkout the Buckeye thread. Those guys can answer all of your cold weather questions. I choose them for their ability to be a dual purpose bird. Good luck in your search!!
     
  8. matte

    matte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you considered Wyandottes? McMurray has a good description. My whites filled out well and they are certainly cold hardy.
     
  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buckeyes [​IMG]
     
  10. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have buckeyes and they are great for cold weather plus they are great dual purpose birds.They are also very friendly and addictive... [​IMG]
     

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