Will You Suggest a Breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kevinnini, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. kevinnini

    kevinnini Out Of The Brooder

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    What breed might have these characteristics...in order of priority?

    1. Be cold hardy and lay through the winter
    2. Good forager and alert
    3. A moderate size frame
    4. Interesting plumage and egg color

    It may be my perfect bird!
    Thanks for looking, Kevin
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Egger. And for winter laying, you really need to supplement lighting. Most young pullets will lay through their first winter, but after that 99% of hens will quit if they don't get enough light to stimulate egg production.
     
  3. chickieluv123

    chickieluv123 Just Hatched

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    They don't have the coolest egg color but are pretty, alert, and are very hardy. I would recommend a Dominique
     
  4. kevinnini

    kevinnini Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I was thinking too!
     
  5. chickieluv123

    chickieluv123 Just Hatched

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    So glad I could help
     
  6. FreedomFarm13

    FreedomFarm13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyandottes are also excellent winter layers...and the rose comb helps with the whole frostbite issue that can arise with a single comb. Their plumage is great and comes in several colors, so you could have a couple of each (I love all the laced colors). They do just have brown eggs, but they're a good size and lay well. Just a suggestion! Hope you get chickies that make you happy, either way!!! Good luck!!
     

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