Hi Have been doing some research and I'm really at a loss here. I live in northern Michigan and its very cold here. Our flock of sex linked layers is slowing down dramatically and Im trying to decide what to keep next. We have an insulated but unheated coop. I do run a submersible heater into the water (which is pulled into a GFI outlet trying to keep it safe) to keep that from freezing but thats it. I won't put a light in the coop as the threat of a fire is not worth it. We've got a lot invested in horses and we just won't risk it. My wife wants either a pea comb or rose comb breed if we're going to produce birds year to year to help reduce the risk of frostbite since we don't light/heat the coop. Thats her one input on the chicken aspect. The hens were fine before but we had frostbite issues with our barred rock roo and she thought it wasn't fair to him. Anyway looking for a breed that will keep us in eggs and meat. Just to feed our family we're not trying to turn a profit here. We've got 4 kids and the wife and I. We've raised our own meat birds in the past but we really want a dual purpose breed. Having done my research I've found the 3 that I think would fit our situation. The trick now is narrowing it down from there. Wondering which is going to fit us the best between the Dominique, the Buckeye, and the Wyandotte. The family is ok with any of these 3 breeds so its really its whats going to work best for us. We plan on expanding the coop if necessary too so more birds could be kept to keep us with what we want. I appreciate any opinions on this but haivng zero experience with these 3 breeds we're just not sure which way to go. We do have a copy of the SOP and its been helpful but we'd like some outside opinions.