what hen is best to breed with speckled sussex???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blueheaven, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is johnny!
    he was 'sue' my speckled sussex until i heard him crow at about 10 weeks of age.

    so, my only rooster! i did eventually want a roo. but i was not ready yet. however, i LOVE him. he is so beautiful and he does not mind me.
    he won't let me pet him, but that is fine.

    however, i am thinking about breeding him with a few of my hens.
    what do you think the best mix would be:
    EE
    cuckoo maran
    white leghorn
    barred rock
    rhode island red
    welsummer
    columbian wyandotte
    golden laced wyandotte
    campine
    buff orpington
    buff chantecler
    salmon faverolles
    barnevelder
    black astralorp

    let me know your thoughts!
    thanks [​IMG]


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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    According to the chicken calculator it looks like breeding him to:

    Barred rock or Cuckoo Marans would give you black sex links
    Columbian pattern would give you black patterned gold columbian
    Barnevelder would give you incomplete gold laced

    Here's the calculator if you want to play:
    http://home.kpn.nl/h.meijers69/kruising.html
     
  3. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You know, I bet the best option might be to put him back ontop of a SS female.
     
  4. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a big boy! I'm thinking about crossing mine with some orpingtons, wyandottes, and EE's to make some good broilers/layers. [​IMG] But if your chickens are just for pretty pets, I think the incomplete gold lacing you'd get with the Barnvelders sounds really pretty!
     

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