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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fresheggs4u, Apr 7, 2009.
What is the best mix of rooster and hen to produce a heavy layer? Standard breeds.
Also very interested in getting an answer to this question.
That`s a difficult question. Different strains of the same breed are often very different in their laying capacity. Any RIR roo-and white rock hen cross will give you a red sex link, but it won't necessarily yield the quality layers you get from a hatchery, where the lines have been intensively bred to give you the best laying capacity. Just like any cornish rock cross won`t give you the same results as those commercially bred.
The prospect of using a Production Red sire and a Production Black (California Grey) dam is almost driving me back into the rooster-keeping business!
Seems like good laying breed choices, to me.
. . . 2¢ ♫
I love my Cinnamon Queen. She lays almost every day and a LARGE darkish/cherry colored egg.
I think that's a Leghorn X RIR.
what fun - just hatched first batch of mixed mutt chicks and all sorts of questions are coming up...
Do anyone know if feathered feet are a dominant trait? If the roo has it and the hen not, will chicks have it? If so, will both roo and hen offspring have it??
It is interesting to play with egg color as well - saw on another egg laying color thread someone who crossed a blue layer w/a speckled one and has beautiful dark blue speckled eggs... Wow, wow!