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just wondering about a cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by augiedranch, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rhode island red rooster, he is with red stars, tetra tints, leghorns, and Dominique's. What would the offspring be if he bred to these ladies? Look like? Good layers? Name for the crosses? Thank you in advance. (Only asking because I have a cochin bantam who went broody, and was wondering if I should put any of the fertile larger breed eggs under her, as I would just keep the offspring as pets).[​IMG]
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The stars, tints and leghorns will give red and white offspring that lay brown eggs. The Dominique will give you sex linked chicks, males will have a white spot on their heads, females will have solid heads.
    Do you have a plan for the cockerels? Keeping half a dozen as pets is not feasible for most folks.
     
  3. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a "rooster coop". A big run and coop for the pet roosters... has worked so far, but not sure how long I can get away with it
     

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