I have a few questions....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Singlemaple, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Singlemaple

    Singlemaple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Merrimack NH
    I want to hatch out chickens in the spring... I currently have 2 coops with one big run divide in the middle.

    In the big coop and run i have

    11 NHR hens
    1 partridge rock hen
    8 EE hens
    and 2 EE roos...

    What would a EE roo X NH red chicken look like and traits? would it lay colored eggs would it look like an ee but lay like a red?



    In coop 2 i have

    1 EE hen
    3 NHR hens
    6 Plymouth rock hens
    and 1 Plymouth rock Roo..

    What would a plymouth roo X NH red hen look like and traits would it have, as well as an EE hen X plymouth roo?


    the reason they are separated is the plymouth was getting beat up by the EE's
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    as you can see it got nasty, that was 3 days after i noticed a little bit of scabbing on his comb.

    the hen's that are with the plymouth rock are his hens, when i moved him into the other coop and i opened the door those hens followed him and everyone else stayed int he big run with no interest to go in.

    ......

    We are going to be hatching all the pure plymouth eggs for our meat birds and then we want to find the perfect mix for layers....

    what is the best mix?


    thanks for the help if you can if not it's fine.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    There is no telling what you will get by crossbreeding the Easter Egger with the other hens. The Easter Egger, being a cross itself, is carrying all sorts of genes. You will get a colorful mix of birds that may or may not have inherited the colored egg genes and the beard from your rooster.

    If you breed the barred rooster to red and barred hens, the chicks will all be barred. With the Easter Egger hens...who knows? They have a habit of throwing all kinds of crazy colors.
     
  3. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    I agree completely with Ariel301.
     

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