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Crossing Leghorn with Sussex

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chooknlover, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. chooknlover

    chooknlover New Egg

    Jul 22, 2011
    Hi everybody! I have a Light Sussex hen and im thinking of getting a White Leghorn to breed with. I'm hoping the male carries the egg-laying ability gene, and will pass this to the offspring. I want a a bird that the roos will be big enough to eat, hens will eat less and lay more eggs than Light Sussex, and still be pretty to look at! Does this sound achievable? [​IMG]
  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    I think so but cross breeding can bring some big surprises so wait and see. It should be interesting, I want pics when they're old enough to tell. [​IMG] Of course you could just go for an existing breed that already has those capabilities instead...
  3. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2011
    east taunton
    [​IMG] It Seems Posible.
  4. chooknlover

    chooknlover New Egg

    Jul 22, 2011
    haha! thanks, LoverofChickens. I already have 2 Brown Shavers and a Light Sussex Hen. Don't actually know why I want to cross breed? I like the thought of a chook eating very little and laying lots of big white eggs like the W-Leghorn, but I also like to eat my Roos....

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