Roo for Keeping?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MayberrySaint, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    I received my order of chicks last week and MM included 16 Red Star cockerels. I didn't know anything about them but after doing some research, it appears they are egg-laying machines. Does anyone have any experience with a Red Star male crossed to a heavy-breed hen (Australorp, Lt Brahma, S-L Wyandotte, B orpington)? Are these sex-linked males fertile? Thanks for the info...

    Andy
     
  2. cat123

    cat123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no experience with these breeds, but I do not see why they would not work
     
  3. momoftwinsinwi

    momoftwinsinwi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a black star roo and red & black star hens, I have 6 of their eggs in the bator, due to hatch this weekend, don't know what I'll end up with!!! star/star mix.....
     
  4. horsegirl

    horsegirl Out Of The Brooder

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