2 Roos & 26 hens of different breeds = Chicken Salad?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stevin, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2009
    Dartmouth, Ma
    i have 2 Roosters, a RIR and Light Sussex in together with 26 hens consisting of RIR, LS, SS, White Leghorns, BR, BA.
    now the 2 roos seem to share majority of the girls. Out of curiosity, if i were to hatch these eggs, what different types of mixes would i end up with? for example, would my rir hens give me a mix of pure rir chicks and a mix of whatever the LS roo would produce.....?
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Let me see if I can get this right here:

    RIR roo + RIR hen =pure RIR chicks
    LS roo + LS hen =pure LS chicks
    RIR roo + anything besides RIR hen = mixed chicks(no pure chicks, only "mutts")
    Same for LS rooster with anything besides LS hens

    Clear as mud? [​IMG]
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    RIR roo x RIR hens= purebred RIR
    RIR roo x LS hens= red sex-links
    RIR roo x SS hens= reddish colored mutts
    RIR roo x WL hens= whitish colored mutts
    RIR roo x BR hens= black sex-links
    RIR roo x BA hens= ?-colored mutts

    LS roo x RIR hens= whitish mutts
    LS roo x LS hens= purebred LS
    LS roo x SS hens= whitish mutts
    LS roo x WL hens= whitish mutts
    LS roo x BR hens= ?-colored mutts
    LS roo x BA hens= ?-colored mutts

    If you ask on BYC about the coloring of specific crosses, somebody will probably know! [​IMG]
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Your RIR roo and BR hens would give you black sex-link chicks.
    Each roo mating with it's own breed hen would give you purebred chicks.
    Roos mating with hens other than their own breed would give you barnyard mixes.
    Oh, the RIR roo and the LS hens should give you sex-links, also. The white leghorns are I think dominant white so won't make sex-links.
    You'll have a nice egg laying pullets and cockerals should make nice table birds at twenty weeks or so.

    And if you do hatch out chicks, please post pics! I love mixes like this.
  5. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    north MS
    lots of mixed breed birds they are my favorite to hatch because you will have many different colors in the brooder good hatching!!
  6. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2009
    Dartmouth, Ma
    thanx for the replies...!
    what happens in a case where both roosters have bred with the same hen, for example a RIR hen..?
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quote:The last one who bred her before she lays the next egg usually is the winner, however a hen can store sperm from both roosters.
  8. TomG

    TomG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Lake Oswego
    Quote:The chicks may or may not be of mixed breed but the hen would be a pure harlot.
  9. Ryan McEachern

    Ryan McEachern Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2010
    Maple Ridge, BC
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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010
  10. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:x 2 lol

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