mixed breeds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by goldilocks, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. goldilocks

    goldilocks New Egg

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    I have one white leghorn rooster, and 10 hens (r.i. reds, barred rocks, americanas, buffs, white laced wyandottes). We would like to let some of the fertilized eggs hatch. Is that a good idea? they would be "mutts" right? why? or why not?
     
  2. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    Yes mutts... because they are not from the same breed.

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  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Lots of people do this, me included. There is something to be said for the idea of "hybrid vigor," IMO, meaning offspring that are in one way or another an improvement.

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