Redhorns, just hatched 37 of them

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stevin, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was talking to an ol'timer about chicken breeds and i had mentioned that my RIR rooster loves my White Leghorns and i mean LOVES the leghorns. so i mentioned that i was thinking of hatching some of the eggs to work out any bugs with incubator, this will be my first hatch. He then refers to them as "Redhorns" and that those were some of his favorite egglayers that he's had for the past 30 yrs.... Is this a known name for this particular mix? or just a nickname that he possibly came up with? i've done a search and found nada...
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It is just a nickname he came up with for that cross.
     
  3. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what i thought....
    now would these "Redhorns" lay brown or white eggs?
     
  4. danhonour

    danhonour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Redhorns is a name that has been given to the cross R.I.RED/White Leghorn ,just like Minhorns or Legorcas for the Black Minorca/White Leghorn cross.Some of the old hatcheries sold these crosses and they were popular good layers. The Red x Leghorn cross was usually mostly white with some red leakage,intermediate in size between the two and good layers of very light brown eggs or tinted eggs.Sometimes the New Hampshire was crossed with White Leghorns. The Legorca layed big solid white eggs.
     
  5. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they would look similar to this, only his mother is a California White:[​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    As a kid (long, long time ago) I raised a bunch of chicks from a RIR/leghorn X. Hard as I try I can't remember what the cockerels looked like. Very possibly they were white with red leakage? The pullets were primarily white with some black flecking, body type between RIR and leghorn, and they were outstanding layers.
     
  7. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as i mentioned in a earlier post that i was thinking of hatching some, this weekend 37 out of 39 hatched. majority of the chicks are a pale yellow with black spots. there are a couple that have no spots and 3 that are more reddish almost like a rir chick. i will post pics.......
     

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