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Cross Breeding

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dfjsej, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. dfjsej

    dfjsej In the Brooder

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    Hello - is it o.k. to breed a dorking rooster with a red hen (I think she is a new hampshire red?)
     

  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

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    College Station, Tx
    Sure - it shouldn't hurt anything! People cross breeds all the time.
     
  3. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

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    My entire flock is "Mutts" and I like it that way, all dual purpose breeds, I've blended in Jersey Giant for size, Austrolopes for egg production and Easter Eggers for color. My egg cartons are quite a mix of colors.
     
  4. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

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    I would suspect that "mutt" chickens would probably be better behaved and less erratic than most of the pure breeds. I say go for it.
     

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