'Egg size', 'Egg quantity' traits come from Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Candyman, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone!
    Is there a general rule for the egg laying traits? Which trait comes from the father and which from mother?
    I have a local breed GOLDEN (local name) which lays 180-220 medium eggs per year, and another MISRI (local name) which lays 220-260 small eggs.
    I want to cross breed them in a way that I can get 220-260 medium eggs from the cross. Which breed should the rooster be and from which should be the hens? I have to buy them within 2 days, any experience/knowledge will be highly apreciated. Thankyou.
     
  2. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Misri Golden Cross
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    Golden (looks like RIR)
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't think it matters, I think it's half from each parent's side.
     
  4. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou for the reply.
    I had read somewhere that some specific traits come from the father and some from the mother.
    Anyone else want to share experience?
     
  5. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it matters.

    The rooster transfers quantity (ability) to his daughters. Thus, the rooster should come from the breed which lays the most eggs.

    Understand though that it is not as simply as it looks on paper. Crossing two breeds does not necessarily mean you will see an increase in production.
     
  6. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @ Saladin: It makes more sense as a cross between my Aseel rooster and Golden hens resulted in a breed that lays very less eggs as the Aseel breed.
    and I understand that it is not as straight forward. Experimentation required I guess.
     
  7. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did the Asil come from? Did I miss something?
     
  8. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LoL :D I was talking about a previous experience... my mistake.
     

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