What to breed with white Leghorn?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kickinthethroat, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. 21hens-incharge

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    A thought........

    Since BA's, leghorns, and Buffs are all iffy on going broody maybe a second small flock of say bantam cochin or silkies to use for their broody nature could help.
     
  2. MysteryChicken

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    Here's my broody Orpington who hatched me some babies last year. 0710181122.jpg 0711181450.jpg She is broody again, along with our Australorp this year.
     
  3. kickinthethroat

    kickinthethroat Chirping

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    Hmm, BAs and Buffs at least seem more likely than leghorns to go broody? My leghorns never have
     
  4. MysteryChicken

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    If you wanted to, you can always mix silkies in with your leghorns, I'm not sure about sex-linkage with the crossing, but you'll surely have Broodiness added to their blood. My sister's silkie hen was broody for one, and a half months, & just started laying again a week ago.
     
  5. Newyorkrita

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    I didn't know the back round linkage of the Novogen Browns but I have heard they are really excellent layers.

    Freedom Ranger Hatchery sells them.
     
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  6. Newyorkrita

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    Austra Whites and California Whites are both fabulous Leghorn crosses.
     
  7. jlwquilter

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    That’s good to know in case I ever decide to go that route. I paid $25 each for pullet son the beginning of December that year. They started laying about 6-8 weeks later. They were friendly and would come when called. My daughter could hold and pet any of them. I would literally walk them around the acre surrounding the house. We still miss them (predator breached the run).
     
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  8. Newyorkrita

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    Sound like really great birds!!
     
  9. kickinthethroat

    kickinthethroat Chirping

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    I think I've settled on some black Australorps.

    Brown eggs, calm, broody more often than a Leghorn.

    Plus they are great layers, so any offspring with my lh should be a strong layer.

    I'm not ordering until after vacation though, so still time to change my mind.

    Thanks all!
     
  10. MysteryChicken

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    Okay. My Orpington lays twice a day instead of the usual one egg a day.
     

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