Help with Pure Breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mooSa, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. mooSa

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    What are the best pure breeds that have high egg laying productivity?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, White Leghorns.
     
  3. Our best pure breed layers are our White Leghorns at 5 each a week. Our best layer is our Leghorn X Black Sex-Link cross that come out looking like a White Rock and they are on day 45 of laying every day. We have 4 of them laying now and 2 more just starting and growing 6 more.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Wow,... Leghorn X black sex link... maybe I got rid of my roo to quickly.
     
  5. mooSa

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    isnt the barred rock a mix breed? and what would i mix with the RiR to keep the eggs brown and large?
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:The BR is a purebred. You don't have to mix anything with a RIR to keep the eggs large and brown.....that's the type of egg they lay.
     
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    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Quote:Put a Leghorn roo over your RIR hens and you'll get some laying machines!

    Put a RIR Roo over your BR hens and you'll get Black sex link laying machines.
     
  8. mooSa

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    Quote:Put a Leghorn roo over your RIR hens and you'll get some laying machines!

    Put a RIR Roo over your BR hens and you'll get Black sex link laying machines.

    If I put a leghorn roo over the RiR hen, will new Mix provide eggs that are large and brown?

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    If I put a RiR Roo with a BR Hen will the black sex link prove large brown eggs?
     
  9. Our Black Sex-Links are as good of layers as our leghorns. They also have a very good temperament. They are great to have if you have kids. And the eggs will be large and brown.
     
  10. mooSa

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    I see, and your saying the sex link is pretty much one of the best layers?
     

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