Cross Breeding!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wendy16, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Wendy16

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    I have a Welsummer Cockerel and a mixture breed flock of hens including, Black Jersey Giants, Brown Leghorns, Pure Welsummers, and Welsummers X Light Sussex. If I bred any of these girls with the Welsummer Cockerel, would the offspring make particular good layers or any sex linked chicks? Thanks!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! You know, I have no idea! Maybe others that stop by to welcome you here to BYC will know the answer to this question.

    Enjoy your flock and we do welcome you to ours!
     
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    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You might also try posting on the Welsummer threads to see if anyone has done any of these crosses. In general the Leghorn X should give you your best layers, Wels themselves are hopefully sexable at hatch by color/markings, but some lines seem to be a lot easier to tell than others.
     
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. None of those crosses will give you sex linked offspring, but if you cross your Welsummer cockerel with your Brown Leghorn you will likely get some good layers. If you want to breed some sex links, maybe you could get a Barred Rock hen and cross your Welsummer rooster with her. The offspring would be Black Sex Links.Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your crosses.
     
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