Breeding Blue Leghorn Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Krodsorin, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.. I was given a dozen of the blue leghorn bantam eggs from breeder, and only 8 of them hatched... which is ok i guess?
    anyway... I only got 1 rooster and 8 girls....
    The rooster is blue
    3 hens are blue, 3 hens are splash, and 1 hen is black..
    What would happen if i bred the blue rooster to the splash girls?
    and what would happen if i bred the blue to the black girl?

    They are all from blue parents so they are still classified as blue? aren't they?
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Breed the blue cock to a splash hen you will get 50% splash and 50% blue. The blues will be light, while blueXblack is 50% blue and 50% black, which then will make the blues darker i hear, so works well if you have a light blue that the lacing needs to be improved on. BlueXblue is 25% splash, 25% black, and 50% blue. SplashXBlack is 100% blue.
     
  3. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never had a leghorn bantam. Do they act like a leghorn, but stay tiny? I think I might like a few, to be able to pickle some eggs. How about broodiness? I only ever had one leghorn get broody, but that was a standard size.
     
  4. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Have you gotg pic's??? Never seen B/B/S leghorns
     
  5. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take some and upload em as soon as I can..
    At the moment they are only 13 weeks, but i think they will be laying within 6 more weeks?
     
  6. britt59

    britt59 New Egg

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    sir I am looking for some blue leghorn chickens, bantam & full sized. My # is 580 298-7717 & my email add: trottersminijerseys@yahoo.com thank you
     

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