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High production cross?????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenPrnces, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. ChickenPrnces

    ChickenPrnces Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to figure out if a cross between 2 average to above average dual production breeds will yield a higher production breed! My intended crosses are:

    BA Roo x New Hampshire Hen

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    BA Roo x Rhode Island Hen

    Any thoughts?????
     
  2. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Both are a good cross for egg production, they will both lay equally as well as the parent stock and maybe a tad better due to heterosis (hybrid vigor).

    Jeff
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    I would be surprice if egg yield goes above 15%

    just buy the best there is...White leghorns for white eggs and Red Sexlinks for brown eggs, in Nicaragua they are almost as small as leghorn(they must have some leghorn blood) and produce very large brown eggs. I have access only to spent hens but even spent hens lay very well and never go broody
     
  4. ChickenPrnces

    ChickenPrnces Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want to buy more hens! I want to breed the ones that I already have to possible better their production! It's more of an experiment!

     

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