Breeding RIR question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ice329, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched a few nice RIR chicks, several roosters and several pullets. I gave a few of each away and kept back, 5 RIR pullets and 1 RIR Rooster chick.. I also have one EE pullet. I kept the Rooster but I prob wont keep him. I am wondering what breed of rooster would make a interesting hybrid type breeding. I really would like a differnt breed then the RIR pullets to keep the COI at 0. Not a real agressive rooster. Egg color of the ofspring is not a concern any color would be fine. Any good interesting ideas? Thanks
     
  2. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkie!
     
  3. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Flip but I dont think a Silkie.... hehhe I still have to keep him here...hehhe prob would be interesting hope someone trys it.
     
  4. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump
     
  5. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    COI?????????????? What has happened to complete words and sentences. I can tell you that any laced bird will give you some color variations that are pretty cool.

    Not sure why you wouldnt keep the RIR breed going?
     
  6. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breeds the RIR pullets to a Delaware rooster and you will get some sex-link laying machines. [​IMG]
     
  7. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    COI is coefficiant of inbreeding... The rooster I have might / could be a brother. I just kinda want my own homemade type at my place.. I guess I was just looking to make something cool yet still productive.
     
  8. cedar post

    cedar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyandotte rooster would work and get some cool colors.
     
  9. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like both those ideas Wyandotte or a Delaware. I think the Delaware/RIR might make some cool looking birds Hummm
     
  10. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are going to choose one of those two breeds, and live in a cold climate, I'd go with the Wyandotte for the rose combs -- less likely to get frost-bite.

    Kathleen
     

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