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Cross Jersey Giant rooster with Barred Rock hen??

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Anyone know if it's possible to cross a Jersey Giant rooster with a Barred Rock Hen?

Would the Giant be too big to breed with a Barred Rock.?

I'm just curious. I don't plan on trying it anytime soon. I just saw some nice looking JG on here!!

1 Yellow Labrador Retriever, 2 cats, and 5 Barred Rocks hens.

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1 Yellow Labrador Retriever, 2 cats, and 5 Barred Rocks hens.

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post #2 of 13

It is quite possible.  I assure you they will try and often succeed even with a big difference in size.  If you notice, the hen squats, thus spreading the weight of the rooster over her body and into the ground.  It's not as hard on the hen as it looks.  And many roosters are two or three pounds heavier than the hens of the same breed anyway.  The more difference in size the bigger the risk, but not as much as you think.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #3 of 13

Sure they could breed, and when they do, you'll hatch Black Sexlinks.

Clint     


Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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Clint     


Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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post #4 of 13
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Cool, thanks!  Maybe I'll add a JG rooster to my flock.  I like the idea of that big sucker looking over the girls!

1 Yellow Labrador Retriever, 2 cats, and 5 Barred Rocks hens.

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1 Yellow Labrador Retriever, 2 cats, and 5 Barred Rocks hens.

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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by bbowen View Post

Anyone know if it's possible to cross a Jersey Giant rooster with a Barred Rock Hen?

Would the Giant be too big to breed with a Barred Rock.?

I'm just curious. I don't plan on trying it anytime soon. I just saw some nice looking JG on here!!

I have Jersey giant rooster and lots differents breeds of hens, include one barred rock..

He never bred her before, i have seen him mating with my buff orpington hens and Delaware hens..

You could try and see what going on with them.

Im going to hatching their eggs to see what its going to look like!

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1 of my friends gave me some eggs to hatch, I had 6 of them...

 

*the ROO was DEFINATELY a Pure Jersey giant...there were 2 possibilities of the mommy - 1 being barred rocks & prod. reds. Out of those 6 eggs I got 3 totally Whitish/Blonde chicks, & 3 mostly Black chicks; so I was a bit surprised!!!, I'm assuming the blonde ones are from the Prod. reds & the black ones are from the Barred rocks...

 

Here are some pictures of them from birth - 3 wks. old.....

 

   The 1st pic is the 2 that look the most alike, mostly black, a little grey/white on wingtips, etc.  Now the one drinking out of the waterer is the most interesting & definately a BR/JG mix lol obviously, he/she (prolly a he, shorter wings) has definately prettier wings, I'm still hoping its a hen though; when they were younger they all looked almost identical, cept the 2nd pic 1 had a mostly greysish spot on its head...thats kinda fading now....

 

Here's the 3 of them again.

 

Now here's the 3 that were totally opposite of them on the blonde side of things....

That 1 obviously got her daddy's legs :) her names Fudge, the other 2 have normaly colored legs

 

Her daddy's feathers are definately coming in too though...

 

 

I'll post more pics as they grow up to keep yall informed :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*12 GLWs, 7 SLWs, 7 AMs, 5 FBCMs, 4 Nankin/oegbs, 1 Blue Silkie, 2 Leghorns, 13 Seramas, 1 Australorp, 2 Austrawhites, 2 JG mixes, 3 Favucaunas, 1 SF, 1 SS, 1 PPRock, 1 Marandotte, 1 Easter Egger.
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*12 GLWs, 7 SLWs, 7 AMs, 5 FBCMs, 4 Nankin/oegbs, 1 Blue Silkie, 2 Leghorns, 13 Seramas, 1 Australorp, 2 Austrawhites, 2 JG mixes, 3 Favucaunas, 1 SF, 1 SS, 1 PPRock, 1 Marandotte, 1 Easter Egger.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by outdoorsii View Post

1 of my friends gave me some eggs to hatch, I had 6 of them...

 

*the ROO was DEFINATELY a Pure Jersey giant...there were 2 possibilities of the mommy - 1 being barred rocks & prod. reds. Out of those 6 eggs I got 3 totally Whitish/Blonde chicks, & 3 mostly Black chicks; so I was a bit surprised!!!, I'm assuming the blonde ones are from the Prod. reds & the black ones are from the Barred rocks...

 

Here are some pictures of them from birth - 3 wks. old.....

 

   The 1st pic is the 2 that look the most alike, mostly black, a little grey/white on wingtips, etc.  Now the one drinking out of the waterer is the most interesting & definately a BR/JG mix lol obviously, he/she (prolly a he, shorter wings) has definately prettier wings, I'm still hoping its a hen though; when they were younger they all looked almost identical, cept the 2nd pic 1 had a mostly greysish spot on its head...thats kinda fading now....

 

Here's the 3 of them again.

 

Now here's the 3 that were totally opposite of them on the blonde side of things....

That 1 obviously got her daddy's legs :) her names Fudge, the other 2 have normaly colored legs

 

Her daddy's feathers are definately coming in too though...

 

 

I'll post more pics as they grow up to keep yall informed :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thats really CUTE!!!! I cant wait till see what Jersey giant crossbreed Delaware chicks look like! 

Also i just put some eggs from my Delaware and Buff orpington hens in incubator!

Im so exicting to see the chicks.

 

 

 

 

 

post #8 of 13

Jersey & Delaware hmmm, aren't they mostly white, - that should be interesting....

*12 GLWs, 7 SLWs, 7 AMs, 5 FBCMs, 4 Nankin/oegbs, 1 Blue Silkie, 2 Leghorns, 13 Seramas, 1 Australorp, 2 Austrawhites, 2 JG mixes, 3 Favucaunas, 1 SF, 1 SS, 1 PPRock, 1 Marandotte, 1 Easter Egger.
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*12 GLWs, 7 SLWs, 7 AMs, 5 FBCMs, 4 Nankin/oegbs, 1 Blue Silkie, 2 Leghorns, 13 Seramas, 1 Australorp, 2 Austrawhites, 2 JG mixes, 3 Favucaunas, 1 SF, 1 SS, 1 PPRock, 1 Marandotte, 1 Easter Egger.
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by outdoorsii View Post

Jersey & Delaware hmmm, aren't they mostly white, - that should be interesting....

Yeah, I will post a picture of their chicks on here.

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Originally Posted by Chickenlover20 View Post

Yeah, I will post a picture of their chicks on here.

 

cool :)

*12 GLWs, 7 SLWs, 7 AMs, 5 FBCMs, 4 Nankin/oegbs, 1 Blue Silkie, 2 Leghorns, 13 Seramas, 1 Australorp, 2 Austrawhites, 2 JG mixes, 3 Favucaunas, 1 SF, 1 SS, 1 PPRock, 1 Marandotte, 1 Easter Egger.
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*12 GLWs, 7 SLWs, 7 AMs, 5 FBCMs, 4 Nankin/oegbs, 1 Blue Silkie, 2 Leghorns, 13 Seramas, 1 Australorp, 2 Austrawhites, 2 JG mixes, 3 Favucaunas, 1 SF, 1 SS, 1 PPRock, 1 Marandotte, 1 Easter Egger.
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