Originally Posted by Beckyhsinglsc
I agree. My BRs, BAs, and leghorns don't have much problem with the heat. I would add production reds to that list too.
My EEs and BO have the hardest time.
Again we are in agreement. We have 2 BOs and on the hotter more humid days they seem to struggle a bit.
I realize that many of the Sexlinks are a little suspect in their genetics but I have to say that both they and the what are more than likely production reds that we got this spring have done quite well this summer. We took a lot of measures to mitigate the heat as much as possible but all in all I would add them to list of heat tolerant birds.
With any luck, crossing our BA roo, with BRs should produce a very hearty hatch.
We also have a GLW and SLW who seemed to be somewhere in the middle with the heat. All are pullets and are just starting to lay an egg a day out of the pen of 23 isn't exactly rolling along so we will have a better idea of how everyone does next summer when they are all over 1yr old.