California Gray chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ouwendyker, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Ouwendyker

    Ouwendyker Chirping

    Jun 8, 2015
    Ontario Canada
    Im breeding my barred rock rooster with my white leghorn hens to achieve the California Gray chicken. I have a few questions about them.

    What’s the chance of the hens going broody?
    Will they be good foragers?
    How many eggs should I expect a week from each hen?
    Since they are autosexing, what are the differences in the chicks?

    I have some bantam barred rock chicks and a bantam leghorn hen, will I get the same outcome, just bantam?

    Thanks for the knowledge and help!
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  2. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

    Apr 17, 2016
    Oakdale, CA
    The broodyness should be low, hatchery barred rocks rarely brood, and leghorns very rarely brood. I’m not sure about the autosexing, but I think it’s one gender barred the other white. An egg 6/7 days a week should be expected, but you’ll probably get more. It should be the same for bantams.
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  3. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Gone away, will be back next month

    Jun 1, 2018
    Out North
    My Coop
    Very low chances for broody
    They'll probably be very good foragers
    6/7 eggs per week
    The cockerel chicks will have a large white spot on the head and the females will barely have any mark on the head
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