Adding size to the "herd"

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by halo, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    What would be the best way to add size, adding a large roo over hens, or getting large hens and breeding to an average size rooster? Does size follow one sex over the other?
     
  2. snowbird

    snowbird Crowing

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    Quote:Both female and male effect size, But the female has much more to do with size that the male.
     
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

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    Quote:Both female and male effect size, But the female has much more to do with size that the male.

    thats pretty cool i had know idea
     
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

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    Snowbird is that true with every trait???? So, I guess that the reason folks change the rooster(s) is that it's the fastest way to effect overall change but then it takes more generations to make the change?

    I really realize that the hen's genes were "stronger" than the males if I'm saying this correctly? I thought they had an equal say so, but I'm still learning every day!
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Thanks, Don; you're a fountain of good info.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    So come December, I'll be culling all my smaller hens... Good thing to know.
     

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