Breeding Production Reds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by burkehd, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. burkehd

    burkehd Out Of The Brooder

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    We have purchased 15 production red hens and one rooster. Will we loose traits breeding a production red hen and rooster since they are hybrids?
     
  2. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Production Reds are not like the sex links that do not breed true, they are just a production strain of either RIR, or NHR, or could be a cross of the 2. You should pretty much get a good producing red bird from them. Watch the roo if you have kids, they tend to be rather agressive.
     
  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Production Reds aren't really a hybrid but a breed. They are a production strain of Rhode Island red and (from what I have read on here) many generations ago may have had some White leghorn mixed in to up egg production. I have raised many Production red roosters and have never had a mean one.
     

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