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Leghorn Cross??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Orpstralope, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Orpstralope

    Orpstralope XL College Raised Eggs

    Oct 11, 2009
    I have a White Leghorn roo and was wondering what would happen if I raised cross breeds with some of my hens. Egg production, Meat, and Broodiness would all be helpful if anyone knows.

    WL + Buff Orp
    WL + Barred Rock
    WL + Silver Lace Wyandotte
    WL + Black Australorp

    Thanks - I'm new to the whole incubating and hatching eggs, but I want to put the roo away with a good layer from one of those breeds and mix it up a bit:cool:

  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I know Leghorns are not known for being broody, even though my hen is...I'm not sure if your rooster would pass that on to his crossbred offspring though. Barred Rocks are really good egg layers, I used to have them, so that would be a good cross for laying hens, and probably decent for meat--obviously not like a specifically meat breed, but a good all-purpose cross I would think. I don't have any experience with the other breeds.
  3. killer

    killer Songster

    most of them will bee white with leaking color. the white is dominate. i only got one hen left. she is about 6 months old her pop was white leghorn and mom was black asutralop. she is white with grey leaking trough.

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