What Genetics/Traits will we end up with???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 77horses, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    We are planning on hatching some of our Red Star pullet's eggs this Spring. The rooster who has been doing his job is a RIR. What traits will the chicks have?

    *RIR rooster's traits:

    friendly and aggressive
    in good shape

    *Red Star's traits:
    Very friendly
    in good shape
    lays good eggs

    If we mixed these two chickens, what breed would we come out with? would they just be mutt chicks? looking at the traits that both rooster and hen have, do you think we would get good chicks??? I think so! [​IMG]
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    anyone....??? so basically my question is would we get good chicks, based on the traits and genetics of the hen/rooster? simple question..... [​IMG]
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    You will get birds that look like rhode island red and birds that look like the red star. As far as temperment etc., my experience with hundreds of birds of over 20 different breeds tells me every bird is different. The offspring should be good layers with an even temperament.

  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    OK thanks for responding! [​IMG]

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