leghorn cross as layer type?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bluefeather2697, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi guys, im new, i dunno where to post this. i want a layer chicken but i only have Linus, a leghorn rooster and Erza, a broody hen and lays small-medium egg everyday but broods every after a dozen eggs. i will rank her broodiness 8 out of 10. since they're only what i have, i tried to breed them to produce a layer offspring (hoping [​IMG] ) because many say that the genes of the male or the father will be more dominant. and i think that was right! [​IMG]

    this pic can tell that the genes of Linus are more dominant than Erza. [​IMG][​IMG]
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    here's another. she's angry hehe. [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    and here's Linus, their father, and quite dirty. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    im not expecting a prolific layer. here are my questions:
    1) will these chicks (pullets) be broody as their mother when they grow up?
    2) what will be the color of their plumage be when they grow up?
    3) again, im not expecting a prolific layer but will i be satisfied when they lay eggs, i mean good production and good egg size?

    THANKS! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? [​IMG]
     
  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since your roo is a White Leghorn, they should probably lay pretty well. Since they're white now, i'm guessing that's what they'll look like when their oolder.
     
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White is dominant over other colors, so it's no surprise the chicks are white. This does not necessarily mean the pullets will lay like a leghorn, although it's likely... some might still get mom's broody genes.
     

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