Barn yard mixes

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by twigcrafter, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. twigcrafter

    twigcrafter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi have a few chickens, a few production reds and 13 black australorps. And 2 roosters. 1 rooster is a Colombian Wyandotte ,
    the other is a production red.
    I'm toying with the Idea of letting them make chicks in the spring.
    Sell a few, keep a few. Will they make good egg layers or is that a bad mix?
    Thanks,
    Laura
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The resulting female offspring should be good layers, yes.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be excellent layers.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The females should be about as good a layer as their mothers. The males will make decent table birds around 4-5 months old.

    As to color, with the Aussie hens, you'll get a lot of black birds. The red father will give them some red leakage...pullets at the neck/throat/chest like a black sex link, males in the wings and hackle/saddle feathers.

    The colombian father's color will probably be overridden by the black and red, for the most part.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. twigcrafter

    twigcrafter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone :) I'm super excited for spring to come already.
    The Pomeranian was my dog Sunshine, I had to give her away when my grandkids were born. She hated little kids. :(
    I hear she's very happy with her new owner.
     

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