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crossing the rooster over the hen, hen over rooster.... what?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jgervais, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. jgervais

    jgervais Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a Dorking rooster. Im thinking of getting another breed, maybe a Delaware.

    How is crossing a dorking rooster over a delaware hen different than crossing a delaware rooster over a dorking hen?
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you want the hen from the heavier breed and the rooster from the smaller.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Yes. They tend to inherit the size from the hen. It's not often that a chick will grow to be appreciably bigger than the hen.
     

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