Auracana-red star cross

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by daneblackburn, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. daneblackburn

    daneblackburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would this make a good cross for egg production. 2 auracana roosters and red star hens?
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    For the first generation hybrid cross, absolutely! They'd produce plenty of big, greenish eggs.
     
  3. daneblackburn

    daneblackburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, I have 20 red star hens and 2 auracana roosters may put some in incubator in a couple months.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I do that cross frequently. The resulting pullets make wonderful layers. If you are using purebred Araucana roosters almost all of your chicks will be rumpless, too.

    My rooster is black. When I breed him to BR hens or Cuckoo Marans hens, the pullets are solid black with lots of green iridescence, the cockerels are all barred like mom.
     
  5. daneblackburn

    daneblackburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet, will feather sexing work on these chicks?
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    On their wings? I don't think so, but not sure.
     
  7. daneblackburn

    daneblackburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was on YouTube and people were showing how to sex a baby chick by there feathers on there wing tips, but it sounded like it didn't work for all breeds.
     

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