Rhode Island Red Hybrid??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kryptoniteqhs, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    What is a Rhode Island Red Hybrid? Is it something that I could breed with my regular rirs and still get a pure rir?
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    A hybrid is a cross between two breeds, usually for the purpose of producing a bird that will be superior for one quality, like egg-laying or meatiness (often this superiority only lasts for that one generation, subsequent crosses are often unpredictable, and hybrids don't breed true). A RIR hybrid is simply a cross using a RIR as one part of the cross. The other half could be something like a White Leghorn. There are a lot of commercial egg-layers that use the RIR as one part of the cross.

    Breeding a hybrid with anything, you'll just produce a cross (a mutt).

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