Incubating Brown Leghorn Buckeye crosses

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gone2birdzNW, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. gone2birdzNW

    gone2birdzNW New Egg

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    I'd like to try some of my Brown Leghorn hen's eggs in the incubator. She has been with my Buckeye Roo, so I'm wondering if this cross would create a good layer and if they would lay brown eggs? Has anyone tried this cross?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That should be an interesting cross, it should be a good layer since Buckeyes are decent layers and Leghorns are usually quite good ones, they should lay light brown eggs and the birds should have peacombs.
     
  3. gone2birdzNW

    gone2birdzNW New Egg

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    That's what I'm hoping for. I think they should be good foragers as well, so my feed/egg ratio could be pretty decent. I like my leghorn hen for her laying, but I prefer the brown eggs and the pea comb. Thanks for the input =)
     

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