Great site. We are on a family adventure. We decided to try our hand at egg incubation. We paired our barred rock roosters with each breed of hens we have and the hatch went great. As I type we have so far hatched 35 out of 42 of our first hatching. The thing is that the chicks all look relatively the same, except for small apparently insignificant differences. My question for you chicken aficionados is this....
What do you get when you cross a Barred Rock rooster with 1) white rock hen, 2) rhode island red hen, 3) Black Star sexlink hen, 4) Barred rock hen?
Okay, I know number 4. what of the others? What can I expect? Are these good crosses or have a made a chicken faux pas?
The chicks all look healthy but as stated look pretty much the same.
thanks for any input