Exchequer leghorns

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by sunbear1224, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. sunbear1224

    sunbear1224 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking to buy some exchequer leghorns for 2014. Need a rooster and some hens. Anyone out there selling live chicks or hatching eggs and can ship? Or if located in Ohio, I can pickup. Please let me know as soon as possible as they appear to sell quickly. Thanks!
     
  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    I don't have fertile eggs now but I should closer to spring. I will have either my reg EX roo over some Ex crosses (you would get exchequers, blue exchequers or whites) OR my EX roo over my reg Ex pullets and a Blue Ex Pullet. I may also have my Blue Ex roo over the crosses.....not sure what pens I will have set up yet..... I know I am going to add the Blue Ex roo to the crosses in a few days or a week. Sorry I don't have any pics of my current Ex roo.

    These girls should start laying soon.

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  3. sunbear1224

    sunbear1224 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats awesome! Thanks, Donna! Spring would be fine. Do you only ship eggs or do you ship live chicks as well? I am definitely interested in either. Could you also advise what normal charges would be?
    (you can private message if you'd like). Thanks again, I appreciate it!
     
  4. midwest

    midwest Out Of The Brooder

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    DMRippy,
    Trying to follow what you have going on.
    You crossed Exchequers with Whites. So the offspring are White split for Exchequer? Now youre covering them with a Exchequer roo so you will get Exchequer and whites split for Exchequer?
    Where did the blue come from?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2014
  5. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    White can hide a lot of things...... even blue. One of my hens is blue under that Dominate white.... actually I have 2 that are blue under that white. From what I have read from the genetics people most WL are really EX colored under the dom white. I made the cross to improve egg production and size.
     
  6. DMRippy

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    I wanted to update you.... I am going to set up a new pen in a few weeks. I will have 2 reg Exchequer pullets 1 Blue Exchequer and 2 Crosses (WL/Ex) covered by either the Exchequer Roo or my Blue Exchequer Roo. They should start laying anyday. I should have some by the first of April I would think.
     
  7. sunbear1224

    sunbear1224 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks for the update!
     

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