Cross Breeding For The New and improved.... Join the Group!

Kristian

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Feb 27, 2010
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I have 150-Brown Leghorns, 2-Australorp's, and 4 Ameraucanas. I have been looking for ideas for new crosses for white eggs, brown eggs and just plain Giant eggs. But I would breed not only to get big eggs but to get a persistent amount of eggs at least 4-7/per week(im looking for the diffrent new type of hybrids that will suit each owner to his or her own needs. I am also interseted in breeding to show new kinds of mixed breeds not only for eggs but for looks and friendliness.

Does any one have any advise or ideas that I should know. If we can make a good strong group I would more then gladly share our outcome with each other so that we may all learn about producing
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haTHOR

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i thought the big chicken industries already did this? i mean that's how the hybrid sex-links were developed...iknow there's charts out there to show you how they made the red and black and other crosses, and you can do the same in your backyard flock.
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good luck!
 

Kristian

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Feb 27, 2010
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I know this but theirs still alote out their that is not discoverd, and theirs alote of other people out their that do not know alote about hybrids>I made this topic for the chicken breeders out their that whant to try out new ideas that have not yet been tested.
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Illia

Crazy for Colors
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Although your "Americanas" are not Ameraucanas, they will help you in your goal for a very large egg. My Easter Egger (what you actually have) lays HUGE eggs, but not all that often, so I would agree that crossing a good, large sized egg laying EE with something very productive would help.

Personally I'm not looking for perfect layers though. I don't want a hen just plain lays a bunch of eggs - We already have plenty of hybrids for that in industries and in backyards in general. I look for quality in certain breeds and eggs, such as the darkest Marans egg, richest Ameraucana egg, or bluest Araucana egg.
 

Kristian

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Feb 27, 2010
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Thank you. I did want to check out blck copper marans becouse their egg color is a very precious and unique shade of dark chocolate.
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KatyTheChickenLady

Bird of A Different Feather
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I will gladly join your xbreeding for egg layers group!!!
I have to go feed my birds right now but will catch you up on where I'm at and where I want to go when I get back!!!
thanks!
 

muscovychef

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Hybrids will be your best egg layers , there are others that are doing this check out Braggs Buffs , another place for jumbo eggs is sand hill his delaware were bred for jumbo eggs. Many of the older breeds lay large eggs langshan . The trouble with very large eggs is egg binding and the eggs dont hatch do to double yolks. There are so many combo you could do.
I understand you want to create your own breed,
But if I can suggest there are so many breeds in danger Why not focus on one of those you can create your own strain, or work on a new varation .
 

KatyTheChickenLady

Bird of A Different Feather
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lol ! ! !
not everybody gets the need to play creator . . . mwahahaha . . .
just kidding around!
we are doing this because we WANT to; it's a hobby, it's a goal, for some it's even a living . . . there are lots of cool threads for heritage breeds, hatchery stock, endangered breeds, Delewares etc.
This cool OP started a thread for those of us who want to experiment and share or experiences with others who are doing the same.
 

Kristian

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Feb 27, 2010
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Miami, Florida
Thank you very much for expressing both my and you point of view. I think that this thread is very inportant for those who want to share their experiencess and each of our unique point of view. I do think that preserving a pure line of breed is necessary, but I also think that exploring new options and ideas is necessary for us to grow in knowledge.
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