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can you put araucan hens with a RIR rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gonda, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Gonda

    Gonda Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    I'm new to the business of having hens with a rooster. I have a mix of hens (Rhode Island Red, possibly some Orpingtons, a Jersey Giant) and a RIR rooster. Can we add some araucana or ameraucana hens to that mix? Is interbreeding like this OK? What would be the result? And I'm wondering, are araucanas and ameraucanas good layers? Are they easy to get along with?

  2. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    Chickens are chickens. The only thing is any resulting chicks may or may not lay colored eggs.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    They are good layers & have a good disposition.

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