i just hatched the same. i was wondering how well your sexing technique worked out?
barred rock X white leghorn - Page 2
Until I got hit by a bad disease by taken home sick birds from a show without quarenteening them first, I had two nice flocks of large fowl barred leghorns, along with my bantam barred leghorns. I am now left with one very nice hen (5 years old but still laying some) and one of her sons (x brown leghorn cockbird), and I may try to resurrect them. I tried both the barred rock x white leghorn and the barred rock x black leghorn routes, always using a rangy barred rock with excellent barring and a good size comb blade. The birds were excellent layers and laid better than the white and black leghorn (exhibition strain) hens. Their eggs are white. I eventually ended up with birds that were 7/8 leghorn, and very good type. The major challenge is to keep the barring fairly decent (especially the males) along with an acceptable width of feather. The best barring comes in the chicks that are very slow to feather out but, alas, they also tend to have the very narrow feather. I have seen pictures from shows in Germany and the Netherlands of this variety, and some of them would knock your socks off. They are absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could afford to import some from there.
has anyone done this???
does anyone have pics of this cross??
this cross has been done to perfection.
it's called the california grey by professor Dryden in the early 1900's
with barred rock and white leghorns and then the finished product
is now used over white leghorns again to produce the black specked
white california white.
robert braun email@example.com
I know this is sleeping thread but:
This makes a California Grey. Available at both Strombergs and Privett
Also check this thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/160857/california-greys
and this profile http://www.backyardchickens.com/u/73287/oldtimeway
and this breed profile: