Black jersey giant mixed with white leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pittmanbirds, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello i have a question what would be the outcome of a black jersey giant rooster breed with a white leghorn hen

    Also what would come with a brown leghorn rooster breed with a black jersey giant hen
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixing those extremes, you're going to end up with a pretty mediocre bird, I'd think.

    color wise, the dominant white Leghorn hen is going to give you basically white chicks. They'll have flecks of black, similar to say an Austra white. Size should be mid, and I'm thinking the lower production of the Giant is going to pull down the production of the offspring quite a bit.

    Color wise from the brown Leghorn, you'll get mostly black chicks with red/brown leakage. Otherwise as above.

    Were I you, I'd breed the Leghorns together and the Giants together, not intermixing. Those breeds are just so far apart, I'm thinking they won't complement each other at all, they'll just cause you to lose the good traits of each breed.
     
  3. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    So I guess or won't make a jumbo chicken that has good egg production........[​IMG]
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't think so, no.

    but you can always try and let us know how things turn out.
     
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