Breeding and egg genetics.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by slschul3, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. slschul3

    slschul3 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2011
    I have a Black Sexlink that lays huge eggs and would like to breed her so my flock can keep her genitics. Problem is I live in a city and can't have a rooster. I have learned that both the hen and roo carry geens that help dictate egg size, so my problem is how do I get in touch with a breeder or local that has a roo with a propencity for breeding the "large egg gene"? Has anyone ever heard of a taking a hen to a breeder or local for stud purposes? I do realize I will not be able to color sex these birds that will be breed. Thanks for any comments....
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    if you bring your hen to a owner of the following breed you will have good quality egg layers..

    Barred rocks

    or maybe if you are lucky you will find an owner of a sexlink rooster near your area. bring the hen to them and have the rooster mate with her for 2 days, then she will lay about a weeks worth fertelized eggs.. hatch them

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