Welsummer X Rir??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by newchickens2009, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever crossed these breeds in any way? If so, what was your out come in color pattern and what is your egg color/production?
     
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  2. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    There has to be someone on here who has done it.

    Sunday evenings see the most traffic here.

    I'll bet they are pretty.
     
  4. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not done it..but it it probably has pretty good egg production.
     
  5. Lensters

    Lensters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Chicken Color Calculator confirms that the Wheaton and Columbian genes from the RIR will dominate and it will look like a poorly colored RIR.

    From my experiences making other crosses, the egg color will be closer to Wellie than RIR but you will lose some egg production as well (the longer it is in the pipe the more paint will be applied).
     
  6. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the replys.
    If someone has pics pls still go ahead and post?
    Tks and God bless!
     
  7. Quote:theres a chicken color caluclater?! give me the link please!!!!!
     
  8. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. welsumm44

    welsumm44 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll get sum pics up of chicks in a week and a half!! RIR bantam cockerel and welsummer hens
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't crossed with a RIR, but I did hatch a pullet from my Welsummer rooster over my light brahma hen. Here she is in the center at 9 weeks:
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