Good breeds to cross with pekins to make better layers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by missythechicken, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. missythechicken

    missythechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    In the spring, I'm looking to add to my small flock of bantam chickens, and I was thinking of getting a new breed? but I want them to be good layers, and reasonably friendly.
    Any ideas?
     
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  2. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet campbells and welsh harlequins would be your best bet but i'm sure saxony, silver appleyard, magpie, and ancona would all work too. What size are you looking for?
     
  3. missythechicken

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    Medium to large birds, as I'd quite like variety as my pekins are very small haha
     
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    Ah, did you mean ducks or chickens
    I meant chickens oops haha
     
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    ViolinPlayer123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, i forgot that that's what you called what we call cochins here in the USA. Do you want feathered feet?
     
  6. missythechicken

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    I don't really mind if I'm honest. Just better layers than my pekins aha
     
  7. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns would work very well!
     
  8. missythechicken

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    I've been thinking about leghorns actually
    another question;;
    do you know anything about sebrights?
     
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    ViolinPlayer123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they only lay about 100 white eggs per year they come in 2 varieties (gold and silver) and the males are hen-feathered.
     
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    also are legbars good?
     

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