Feeding Experiment on baby chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Thomas Lamprogiorgos, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    Yours are much heavier than those coming from the 4-line system of big companies! And what a tail!
    They are the champions when it comes to egg laying, but, please, let minorcas hold the prize of the egg-size.
     
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  2. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    Just hatched 4. They are all females!!!
     
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    I’ve just read your thread on the Predators and Pests Forum. I’m curious as to whether you were able to adress your predator problem and how your quail did?
     
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    This egg was from one of my Rhode Island Reds. It weighed 182 grams/6.42oz.
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    How can you be sure of the gender of your chicks?
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Our own local commercial hatchery just calls the white-egg layers they sell exactly that...white-egg layers as opposed to brown-egg layers to avoid any confusion with people thinking they're getting actual purebred Leghorns, the white variety. Also gives them the freedom to use whatever breed mixes they want without worrying about false advertising, I suppose...as long as the end results lay those white or brown eggs.
     
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    No, these are not true statements.
    White minorcas weren't created yet and this would reduce egg production.
    Minorcas eat more, are much heavier and lay less.
    Minorcas don't have yellow feet.
     
  9. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Hundreds of years ago and yellow is recessive. White plumage and yellow legs can be bred easily.
    I still believe that Minorcas were involved in the original crossing.

    If Leghorns weren't outbred then explain to me what a hybrid is. If they were always bred from Leghorn blood, then they would still be Leghorns and not hybrids.
     
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