Crossing Heavy Breeds for better egg production

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by just271, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. just271

    just271 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking about crossing my Black Australorp Roo w/ a RIR or a Buff. I'm thinking this will produce a super hi-breed layer.
    Not sure if I'm onto something here, but, does anyone has experience in this?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011
  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I leave it to the experts......... and my roo [​IMG]
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if you crossed any of those breeds, since they are all decent layers, you would get a bird that would lay roughly once a day. However, keep in mind that if you use a Heritage RIR instead of a hatchery one, you may not get as high of production.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:But the chances of the OP having such are pretty low [​IMG]
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Illia [​IMG] Good to see you again!

    I didn't think so either, but sometimes you never know. Once I get a bigger property, I am thinking of looking into heritage breeds. My Red SLs keep me buried in eggs, so with them hard at work, I can dabble in other things. mwahaha!
     

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