Rhode Island Red and Brown Leghorn Cross?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bullitt, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone has pictures or can point me to pictures of roosters and hens produced from a Rhode Island Red and Brown Leghorn cross?

    Does it matter which breed is the rooster and which is the hen?
     
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help with this?
     
  3. cookfamilyfarm

    cookfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any pictures, but when you cross two breeds that are pure, the female chicks will mostly turn out to resemble the rooster(DAD).The male chicks will mostly resemble the hen (MOTHER). That is not to say you won't have a small percentage that will look as though they carry both traits.
     
  4. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That is only in a sex linkable situation. (to the above post) I have 3 of this cross (hatchery Red over BrnLeg hen) Bullitt but no pics but the hens look much like Pro red hens with a bit of indistinct lacing and stippling though out their plumage the male I have of this cross looks mostly like a Prored with white earlobes and a much more pronounced comb Jeff
     
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  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.

    I am guessing that in size that they would be would be somewhere in between a Rhode Island Red (Hen-----6 1/2 lbs, Rooster--8 1/2 lbs) and a Brown Leghorn (Hen ---4 1/2 lbs, Rooster---6 lb).

    So that would be about 5 1/2 pounds for the hen and 7 1/4 pounds for the rooster. That would be a nice sized chicken, I suppose.
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a Tetra Tint that is bred from a White Leghorn.

    "A light weight bird which is mostly white with at times some brown or even black highlights. The Tetra Tint is a cross between a Rhode Island Red male and a White leghorn female, producing cream colored or "tinted" eggs."

    http://www.mthealthy.com/store/948458/product/TT-p


    It looks like maybe a cream-colored White Leghorn. I am sure it is a very good egg-layer.

    Here is another combination that is possible with a Rhode Island Red rooster. More and more it seems having a Rhode Island Red rooster and a mixed flock of hens would be the best way to go.
     
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  7. accdntlcntrygrl

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    Did you ever figure out your RIRxbrown leghorns? I just hatched some. My roo is the brown leghorn. I also have some from New Hampshire reds, Dominique, silver laced Wyandotte, and others Excited to see how they turn out.
     
  8. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have pictures of them? A friend gave us some eggs that came from a Brown Leghorn rooster with Rhode Island Red, Cuckoo Maran, and Brown Leghorn hens. We're still incubating but I would like to see what they look like.
     
  9. SemperFiChicken

    SemperFiChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two. Good egg layers. Very flighty and jumpy
     
  10. Pippin35

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    What are the parents of this one exactly?
     

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