Breeding question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lilshadow, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want a speckledy hen for the egg color. Which to my understanding is a RIR x Marans. Well, here is my question. Would I cross a RIR hen with The Marans roo, or vice versa. Also, does it matter what type of Marans? Cuckoo, BC etc...

    I have already hatched out some RIR x BC Marans roo. So I will see how that goes as far as egg color, if I get a pullet out of them.
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    From my understanding the speckledy hen is just a black sexlink using cuckoo marans instead of barred rocks. So you would use RIR roo on cuckoo maran hens.
     
  3. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot! I don't have those. I have RIR hens/BC Marans roo.
     

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