Barred Leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Olekushka123, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Olekushka123

    Olekushka123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this breed a hybrid? Is it a cross between Barred Rock Rooster and Leghorn hen? Do they lay a lot of eggs?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, a cross between any two breeds (including BR X Leghorn) is a hybrid. The offspring of that particular cross should be very good layers.
     
  3. Olekushka123

    Olekushka123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Are you thinking of/referring to the Legbar?
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Leghorn is a breed of chicken. They do lay eggs very well.

    The breed was created by crossing different breeds of chickens, such as Barred Plymouth Rock and White Leghorn.

    Barred Leghorn is similar to the California Gray breed.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred is a variety of the Leghorn breed.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Sorry, I misread your post. I thought you were telling me you had a cross between a BR and a Leghorn, and were asking if it was a hybrid. X2 on a Barred Leghorn being a breed (a variety of Leghorn).
     
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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  9. omlet the chicken

    omlet the chicken Just Hatched

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    How do you tell the difference between a barred leghorn chick and a California gray chick???
     
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Leghorn is a breed of chicken. Barred Leghorn was created using Barred Plymouth Rock and White Leghorn chickens. You can't breed White Leghorns or Brown Leghorns and get Barred Leghorns. They are each a different breed. The definition of a breed is that it breeds true the majority of the time.

    Barred Leghorn is a breed that is recognized by the APA. I suspect the California Gray is not recognized because it looks almost the same as the Barred Leghorn, which was also created using Barred Plymouth Rock and White Leghorn chickens.
     
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