So I'm curious about mixing breeds...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sangel4you, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not ready to do this, infact I'm a long way off, but I was thinking...
    A friend of mine has RIR, and I LOVE them...however I have white leghorns...5 females. He has a mixutre of M/F RIR's. If I were to get a roo from him, what color eggs would I get, and what kind of chicks would I get? I was wondering how that worked, because I am thinking about mixing up my flock with some varieties but some of them would be roos. Thanks for indulging me :)
     
  2. Torch404

    Torch404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not too sure as I'm a newb but I thik you would end up with a sex-link that lays brown eggs. Am I right any one?
     
  3. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    intereseting...that would be pretty awesome
     
  4. fhdogs

    fhdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering something along the same lines...

    Will most breeds "interact" together? If I only have one or two roos, but a mix of hens what can I expect?
     
  5. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When it comes time for the rooster to pick something to mate with, he is rather indiscriminate.
     
  6. Torch404

    Torch404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this thread. Basically half way down is a very good description of sex links and two below that is some one who describe just such a sex link cross, the RIR roo and White Leghorn. [​IMG]
     
  7. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs you would get would be exactly the same... [​IMG]
    Or did you mean from the offspring?
     
  8. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    torch I don't know what your talking about :-( ?

    WEll I meant my eggs like would I still get white ones, or would I get white and brown, and aslo I wondered about the offspring...what would they be? RIR WLG or both or neither?! Lol
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    who describe just such a sex link cross, the RIR roo and White Leghorn.

    Presuming the birds to carry the colour genes typical for their breeds, they would not give a sex link cross.....the offspring would be all white probably with flecks.​
     
  10. Torch404

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