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Silver Spangled Hamburg Crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ESChickens, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. ESChickens

    ESChickens Hatching

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    Hi,
    I recently got a Silver Spangled Hamburg chick from McMurray hatchery. I think he is a roo because that is all they had available for that shipment, so I would guess that they gave away the extra males they had left. I also have Black Australorps, some Red and Black stars for egg layers, and some Pioneers for meat. Has anyone tried crossing these breed with a Silver Spangled Hamburg? Any thoughts on whether they would make good hybrids?
     

  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
    I think they would make very pretty hybrids!
     
  3. MTmillefleur

    MTmillefleur In the Brooder

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    I've crossed my Hamburgs with Fayoumi and barred rocks. They make excellent, hardy eggs layers. Because Hamburgs and Hamburg crosses are smaller and don't carry extra weight, not particularly good for meat production. Great on the feed bill though. They fly, can get out of tight places, are independent and I love them. Had for 40 plus years.
     

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