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Cross Jersey Giant rooster with Barred Rock hen??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bbowen, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. bbowen

    bbowen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know if it's possible to cross a Jersey Giant rooster with a Barred Rock Hen?

    Would the Giant be too big to breed with a Barred Rock.?

    I'm just curious. I don't plan on trying it anytime soon. I just saw some nice looking JG on here!!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It is quite possible. I assure you they will try and often succeed even with a big difference in size. If you notice, the hen squats, thus spreading the weight of the rooster over her body and into the ground. It's not as hard on the hen as it looks. And many roosters are two or three pounds heavier than the hens of the same breed anyway. The more difference in size the bigger the risk, but not as much as you think.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure they could breed, and when they do, you'll hatch Black Sexlinks.
     
  4. bbowen

    bbowen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, thanks! Maybe I'll add a JG rooster to my flock. I like the idea of that big sucker looking over the girls!
     
  5. Chickenlover20

    Chickenlover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Jersey giant rooster and lots differents breeds of hens, include one barred rock..
    He never bred her before, i have seen him mating with my buff orpington hens and Delaware hens..
    You could try and see what going on with them.
    Im going to hatching their eggs to see what its going to look like!
     
  6. outdoorsii

    outdoorsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 of my friends gave me some eggs to hatch, I had 6 of them...

    *the ROO was DEFINATELY a Pure Jersey giant...there were 2 possibilities of the mommy - 1 being barred rocks & prod. reds. Out of those 6 eggs I got 3 totally Whitish/Blonde chicks, & 3 mostly Black chicks; so I was a bit surprised!!!, I'm assuming the blonde ones are from the Prod. reds & the black ones are from the Barred rocks...

    Here are some pictures of them from birth - 3 wks. old.....

    The 1st pic is the 2 that look the most alike, mostly black, a little grey/white on wingtips, etc. Now the one drinking out of the waterer is the most interesting & definately a BR/JG mix lol obviously, he/she (prolly a he, shorter wings) has definately prettier wings, I'm still hoping its a hen though; when they were younger they all looked almost identical, cept the 2nd pic 1 had a mostly greysish spot on its head...thats kinda fading now....

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    [​IMG]Here's the 3 of them again.

    Now here's the 3 that were totally opposite of them on the blonde side of things....
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    That 1 obviously got her daddy's legs :) her names Fudge, the other 2 have normaly colored legs

    [​IMG]Her daddy's feathers are definately coming in too though...


    I'll post more pics as they grow up to keep yall informed :)
     
  7. Chickenlover20

    Chickenlover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. outdoorsii

    outdoorsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jersey & Delaware hmmm, aren't they mostly white, - that should be interesting....
     
  9. Chickenlover20

    Chickenlover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I will post a picture of their chicks on here.
     
  10. outdoorsii

    outdoorsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool :)
     

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