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Auracana-red star cross

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

  1. daneblackburn

    daneblackburn Chirping

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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 Songster

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

    daneblackburn Chirping

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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. 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 Chirping

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    Sweet, will feather sexing work on these chicks?
     
  6. On their wings? I don't think so, but not sure.
     
  7. daneblackburn

    daneblackburn Chirping

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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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