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Crossing black sexlink with a landrace?

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Just joined BYC, I have been reading forums for a while and thought I should join. Was wondering if anyone has bred black sexlink hens with a landrace roo like a Swedish Flower or Icelandic with any success ?
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Originally Posted by tendingtheflock View Post

Just joined BYC, I have been reading forums for a while and thought I should join. Was wondering if anyone has bred black sexlink hens with a landrace roo like a Swedish Flower or Icelandic with any success ?


"Success" in what way?  They can breed successfully in so much as the roo can successfully fertilize the eggs of a BSL hen, but are you looking for success in terms of the production of the resulting chicks, an appearance goal for the resulting chicks or another factor?

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Genetically, they are still both chickens, so yes they can successfully breed and produce offspring. It's not like you're trying to breed a chicken with a duck.

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Sorry let me clairify, I mean with egg production, broodiness that kind of thing
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No idea about broodiness, but as far as egg production, offspring won't lay quite as well as the black sexlink hens but might lay better than non-production breed.

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