starting the selection!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KelsiNS, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2013
    Buna, TX
    Just recieved an email that my incubator will be here tuesday-so the selection process begins today. I plan on setting 20 eggs.

    I will be raising roos for meat and thr hens will go into the flock.

    So far i have selected
    Sumatra/australorp x easter egger (2)
    Rhode island red x rhode island red (2)
    Buff orpington x easter egger (2)
    White leghorn x easter egger (2)
    Black australorp x rhode island red
    Easter egger x easter egger (both blue genes) (4)
    New hampshire x rhode island red (2)
    Barred plymouth rock x rhode island red
    Barred plymouth rock x easter egger (2)
    Red comet x rhode island red
    New hampshire x easter egger

    Since i want meaty birds im choosing the heaviest hens-but if i hatch more pullets i am also selecting my most reliable layers (just in case im the 1/1000000 that ends up with more pullets).

    Im excited to see my mutts-i can only imaginethe patterns some of these birds could end up with!
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Good luck with your hatch! Sounds like you will have a nice assortment of EE and red chicks. Especially keeping fingers crossed you get blue laying pullets from the White Leghorn X EE eggs, they make wonderful laying EEs.

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