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Help me breed the best laying brown egg chicken `LA

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jloftin60, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. jloftin60

    jloftin60 In the Brooder

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    What is wrong with a RIR roo X Black Australorps?
    Black Australorps roo x Peral White leghorn?

    Or what other crosses do you recomend for the best bang for the buck?
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2008
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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    RIR x Barred Rock.
     
  3. jloftin60

    jloftin60 In the Brooder

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    Come on folks, I need your opinion.
     
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    welsummer X RIR
     
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    welsummer x black copper marans
     
  6. Isn't that why there are sex links? Well, besides the male/female at hatch...definately need the RIR in there, haven't found any breed out of mine listed below, to match the laying size and capability of the RIR's unless its a goose;)
     
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    copper black marans over barred rock? I have two BR girls in with two that have not yet begun to lay in with two CBM roos from proven dark lines. If you want some eggs to try out just for fun, let me know. I will send you some just for shipping.
     
  8. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

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    Quote:That's an Austra White.

    Both Privet and Dunlap hatcheries sell that hybrid. Just as you suggest - BA roo x Leghorn hen. Dunlap shows them as completely white. Privet has them white with a few black spots.

    Australorps used to be an important laying breed. In fact, in some places in the world (where tinted eggs are more acceptable), they are still an important production breed. Genetically, they are part of one of the common white egg layers in Europe - Shaver Starcross. The tinting was apparently bred out. At least, I think they are part of the genetic makeup of the Starcross.

    Steve
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    I love my RIR's!!!
     

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