Crossbreeding dual purpose breeds for sustainable flock

NatJ

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The weights listed for Bielefelders might be higher but the one I have still grew slower than the NH, both from mcmurray.
In that case, I see why you want to mix in the NH rather than using pure Bielefelders. Personal experience with the specific birds you intend to use is much more useful than internet descriptions of the traits a breed is supposed to have.
 

ChickenLeg

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Nice! I thought about starting with EEs but they seem to be so mixed and unknown, I wouldn't know whether they were homozygous or not for blue eggs and color and pattern would be a complete grab bag. It seemed faster to start with the ameraucanas and have some known factors going in.
Your birds look nice!
Yeah thats a good point 👍 mine arent the cleanest still have some unwanted and unknown genes from the EE mix, especially some unwanted lacing genes
 

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