Crossbreeding...?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ACM22, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. ACM22

    ACM22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Would breeding a broody type breed rooster to a non broody hen, make the chicks of the next generation broody?
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Depends on the 2 breeds, would need more info to better help.
     
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    depends what genes are dominant, u could get some chicks that turn to broodies and then some that dont
     
  4. ACM22

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    Like say it was a Leghorn hen and a silkie Rooster, then either incubated the eggs or put them under another broody hen?
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:I would be more concerned with a few other things in this cross, Good lord what kind of a look would this bird be ??. Are you wanting broodiness ?? and what other qualities would you like to see in a bird. Or is it that these are just what you have to work with ??.
     
  6. ACM22

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    Well I was just using that as an example, or if I were to get some older hens from a poultry farm, but wanted their offspring to be broody. But I was more thinking a Black Giant mixed with a silkie to produce a very large broody hen. And yes a leghorn X Silkie would look rather funny haha.
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Why not just get a large broody breed there are ton's those around.
     
  8. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    are u wanting to make cross breeds? why not just get two broody breeds and cross them, if u dont care on breed get broody pure breeds
     
  9. ACM22

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    For some reason I've always liked crossbred chickens, I do have some large broody chickens, quite a few: Partridge rocks, Buff Orps, Light Brahma, Turkens. I was just curious if it would work, to add some broodyness into a breed that doesn't have much or any it.
     
  10. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    u could try. do an experiment. mix a broody with none broody and choose offspring with the traits u want and keep mixing them with a broody till u get what u want. worth a try. u may make an intresting chicken. i did an experiment of my own, turns out i made a sex-linked chick. hatched yesterday. wondering what its ganna turn out looking like. good luck!
     
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