Those with Pearl-White Leghorns

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BackyardAR, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. BackyardAR

    BackyardAR In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2010
    Are Pearl-White Leghorns a hybrid breed like the Cornish Xs such that you can't replace them through your own breeding? I am planning on keeping 3 to 4 of them and am looking ahead to when they need to be replaced, and if I should keep a rooster as well when it gets close to that time.
  2. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Winchester, TN
    No. They are pure breed. They got pearl-white leghorns from white leghorns, they picked the hens that had the best production and selectively breed them till they had pearl-white leghorns.
    they did the same thing with New Hampshire Red from Rhode Island Reds.

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