Brown Leghorn Crosses

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Puranin, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Puranin

    Puranin Just Hatched

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    I have a brown Leghorn rooster and am currently trying to hatch several eggs. I have a Barred Rock, RIR, Buff Brahma and an Amaracana( I think she has fluffy cheeks a beard and slate gray legs) I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of chicks mixed with leghorns. I'm curious to see what crosses look like.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your barred Rock hen will give you sex linked chicks. White head spots will be male, solid dark heads will be female. They should be colored pretty much like a hatchery black sex link.

    I've done a brown Leghorn rooster over Easter egger hens. Not knowing what color your "Ameraucana" is, it's hard to say. My EE hens were wild-type, so the offspring looked very similar.......

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    You can see they had mixed type, funky combs, white earlobes from the Leghorn, and light beards and muffs from the EE. They were wonderful layers of large pale blue eggs.

    I did that cross probably 10 years ago. I liked them so much last year I bought some brown leghorn hens and am putting them under my blue egger rooster for some more [​IMG]
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Here's some examples of an Araucana hen cross with a BLH cock bird (around 4 months). Both boys have muffs, but only one female. (the back left pullet is another cross).

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    Just a waiting game to see how many blue egg-laying pullets I have [​IMG]
     
  4. Puranin

    Puranin Just Hatched

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    My hen is brown with black tick marks I'll try to up load a picture[​IMG]
     
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