breeding black jersey giant to smaller hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chooniecat, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe my ignorance has offended everyone on the genetics/breeding area so would someone here with knowledge PLEASE humor me. I want a black jersey giant but have limited space now and bjg would be the roo. if a 13 lb bjg were to mate with my 6-8 lb hens SHOULD they be OK? I would think the answer is definitly "yes" but given everything else I have been wrong about I am just trying to be sure. am going to get more layers and son wants a black jersey giant and I want other breeds of hens so we have decided (since we want a roo for possible raising of our own layers) that the roo could be the black jersey giant he wants but I cannot do it if he more than likely will break my hens(not to mention what their eggs would be like) thanks
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Ok, the eggs with be the size that the hens normally lay, no change there. The chicks would hatch according to the size of the egg. The results would be a bigger crossbreed that would not lay as will as the eggers, but would consume more food like the jg's. So if you want to raise more layers, he is not your best choice. As far as physically hurting them, it would depend on the roo. Some are much more aggressive than others and can jurt the smaller hens.
     
  3. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks jen-we have now considered a salmon faverolles male as we will be getting a sf female (med. sz egg,very good producer,so I read)so will the different breed hens he mates with then produce lesser quality layers(even if the mom is excellent layer but shes a different breed from him?) that parts not EXTREMELY important as I just didn't want a roo that would harm my hens(simply because of his size ) but like you said it depends on the roo and salmon faverolles are supposedly very gentle.(hope that holds for the roos also) even tho the bjg roos are supposedly gentle I will risk a SMALL gentle roo first.son agrees.(he is ignorant also but pointed out the eggs would be normal sized,he felt-mom is trying!)
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    OUCH! those jersey giants are huge! i can't imagine breeding one to a regular hen.

    salmon faverolles will probally be better
     
  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    crossing breeds shouldn't matter as long as they are both good layers.
     
  6. Chickenlover20

    Chickenlover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black jersey giant have been breed with my Delaware, buff orpington, barred rock, and jersey giants.
    He's young rooster, id said hes like 5 months old or 6.
    and the jersey giants hens havent started laying yet. they same age to the roosters.
    other hens are older than them.
     
  7. Chickenlover20

    Chickenlover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a massive black jersey giant with differents breeds hens, from bantams to standard hens. I have Rhode Island Red bantam and standard, leghorn, Americana, barred rock, Dominique, serama, silkie, buff Orpington, golden comet, Wyandotte, jersey giant mix, australorp, and dwarf bantam.

    No problems with them. My JG roo usually leave bantams alone. But he did mated my rir bantam without going on her back.

    I successfully hatched a chick from both of them.
     

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