Breed Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bhumphrey60, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. bhumphrey60

    bhumphrey60 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to raising chickens. We love them and would like to have more. We have a Brown or Black ( ? we don't know our breeds very well ) Leghorn rooster and mostly Red Sex Link hens ( we have one Brown or Black Leghorn hen). What can we expect if we let one of our hens brood ?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! The mixes should be good layers of light brown eggs. But Leghorns and Sex Links are non-broody breeds, they very very seldom will go broody, you might consider getting an incubator or a couple of hens of a more broody breed if you want chicks. You could also post pictures of your birds in the What Breed/Gender forum for help with figuring out what you have if you aren't sure about all your birds. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
     
  3. bhumphrey60

    bhumphrey60 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thanks! We are going out and taking pictures right now ! We know that the rooster is a Leghorn. At first when we were looking at pictures of different breeds we thought he may be a Welsummer but he has white ear lobes, so he is definitely a Leghorn. We thought the hens were New Hampshire Reds until we read about Red Sex Links. We bought them at Tractor Supply and that (New Hampshire Reds) was one of the breeds that was on the list they had and it most closely matched their appearance.
     
  4. bhumphrey60

    bhumphrey60 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You to those who responded. My Wife and I LOVE this site and forum. Without it we would be lost. We are just beginning at raising chickens and you all are providing us with valuable information. We really appreciate all that contribute to this website ! We love our chickens and we love all of you and wish you success !
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    As Kelsie2290 said, Leghorns and sex links are not known for being broody (although on rare occasions it happens). If they do breed, your offspring will be mostly white, probably with some reddish flecks, and they should be good layers of very light brown or cream colored eggs.
     

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