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cross breeding with a cochin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dawg1105, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Dawg1105

    Dawg1105 New Egg

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    Hello everyone.
    I am new to chicken raising, and I have a flock of 9 hens and one rooster. My rooster is a silver laced cochin and my hens are different from him. I recently raised 4 chicks (2 roosters 2 hens) from him and 3 of my hens. ( Red sex link, Black sex link, Sliver laced wyandotte) the chicks are beautiful, they all have one strip of feathers down their leg and are different colors. the only one that looks like both is the rooster who looks like a silver laced. My question is, will the hens egg production be affected by this cross breading?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Dawg, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. I am certainly not the person to ask, but it would seem to make sense that the production will increase or decrease as the traits of each half of the cross intermix. A great place to ask this question would be in the link below - some true experts hang out there! Good luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/14/breeds-genetics-showing
     
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] X2 Redsoxs' advice
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!! Glad you joined.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. It will depend on which has the dominant gene. Red and black sex links are better layers than the silver laced, so it could decrease egg production but I wouldn't think it would be that much different. :confused: Keep good records and let us know how the egg production goes. :thumbsup
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California, x3 on redsoxs's advice.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Egg production of the pullets may be somewhat less than that of their production bred mothers, but they should have a longer 'production lifespan'.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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