hamburg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fowlsessed, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are citron hamburgs a cross of gold and silver hamburgs?
     
  2. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, does anyone have any experiance keeping them confined? They say they don't do good if they are not free ranged.
     
  3. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. Citrons are either spangled or pencilled Gold with the Recessive Lemon gene (ig/ig). Crossing Golds and Silvers would give you Gloden males, and hens the same color as there fathers.
     
  4. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Citron Hamburg breeds true, based on my experience. They do fine in confinement. They are not a touchy feely bird, but they have not been terribly flighty for me. They are still a work in progress for me as relates to tail color. If someone is interested in bantams, then these birds would be a good choice. They are beautiful, active, good layers of good size eggs for their size, and are surprisingly meaty little birds. Hope this may prove of benefit to you.
     
  5. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure did, thanks for the responses.
     
  6. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:May I ask who?
     
  7. EweSheep

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    All my Hamburgs did well with confinements like in a coop and run set up. Never tried putting them in cages for a lifetime, only for hospitalization or show purposes.
     
  8. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept a trio of Hamburg bantams in a 2x8 pen all summer, they did great.
     
  9. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:May I ask who?

    i read it on my pet chickens. guess there info aint to acurate.
     
  10. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:May I ask who?

    i read it on my pet chickens. guess there info aint to acurate.

    They don't sell Citron Spangled Hamburg bantams do they?
     

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