for egg production what would happen if i cross.......

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tiki244, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    These are bantams, but i would be interested in what you guys think what about crossing......

    1)LeghornXBuff Orpington


    3)RIRXBuff Orpington

    Which do you think would be the best?
    Would it matter what breed the roo/hen was?
  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Don't leghorns lay white eggs? You could end up with a white eggs. I don't know about the bantam version of the Orp or RIR breed but the standards I have both and the RIR's are great layers already but the buffs who do lay good but go broody might could stand improvment in that department. You will love the colors you get from a RIR and buff cross. it can help on the egg laying for Orps
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2008
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    The Leghorn X RIR would basically get you a red sex-link, unless you reversed the sexes in the cross. Even then you'd probably end up with something similar to the red sex-link in terms of production.

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