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What might these crosses give?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Sagey_7878, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Sagey_7878

    Sagey_7878 Songster

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    Oh Hello everyone!
    What will these crosses give me? I have a beautiful Light Sussex rooster and he has bred with some of my hens. I have collected the eggs and I’m going to hatch some chicks under my broody. The crosses are...
    Light Sussex X Isa Brown
    Light Sussex X Black Araucana (Australian Araucana, no muffs and has a full tail)
    Light Sussex X Easter Egger (she is a light brown colour and has muffs)
    Here are some pics...
    My rooster
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    My Araucana and Isa Brown
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    My Easter Egger D54BA847-ECAC-4287-91C8-CC18A0BD12E3.jpeg
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    You will have a barnyard mix of BEAUTIFUL CHICKENS. What is your plan with the 50% cockerels you may be getting?
    WISHING YOU BEST....... :thumbsup
     
  3. Sagey_7878

    Sagey_7878 Songster

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    Thank you so much! I think they’re really going to be beautiful! We are rehoming our rooster on Saturday due to council regulations in our area, and he is so beautiful and friendly, this is mainly why I want to hatch chicks from him...
    With the possible 50% of cockerels, I will have to rehome all of them unfortunately, and sadly I can only keep 1 pullet due to space in my coop. I will have to try pick my favourite!! The pullets should sell quickly I’m guessing but I’m getting help from an animal rescue to find people who will take in my cockerels...:thumbsup
     
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  4. Sagey_7878

    Sagey_7878 Songster

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    Does anyone know how they will look like?
     
  5. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    If I was a gambler and betting person, (which I'm not), I would put money that you will end up keeping more than 1.... :lau:gig
    Chicken math has a way to take control of people. :wee[​IMG]
     
  6. Sagey_7878

    Sagey_7878 Songster

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    Hahahahah your so right! I just did some chicken math, and I worked out the ABSOLUTE MAX I can keep is 2 pullets, which I will have in total 8 hens. 8 is the MAX my coops can take.
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Your going to get mostly red chicks with some white leakage and white chicks with red leakage. Crossed with you black hen your going to get a majority of black chicks.
     
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    Thank you!!!:wee
     
  9. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner wicked chickens lay deviled eggs Premium Member

    Your rooster is silver based. Red is gold based. He's gonna pass silver to all his offspring so they won't be red.
     
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    How does silver look? I’m confused...
     

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