What would a leghorn x welsummer look like

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eggmanfromafghanistan, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. eggmanfromafghanistan

    eggmanfromafghanistan Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a welsummer cockerel called kellogg. i usually breed welsummers but wondered what a welsummer/leghorn cross would look like as i want lots of eggs but hopefully quite dark [​IMG]
    it would be great if someone could link/send a picture. thanks guys
     
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    It depends on what color your leghorns are. Assuming they are white, you would probably get white chickens that would lay a medium brown egg.

    If you keep crossing back to the Welsummer for a few generations, you can likely darken the egg again, while perhaps retaining a bit of the laying ability.

    BUT, the darkest eggs take 2-3 days to get "coated" with the brown color, so faster laying means less brown coating.
     
  3. eggmanfromafghanistan

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    thanks alot, your advice is really helpfull [​IMG]
     
  4. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you make this cross happen? I have a feeling that's what I have in my newest batch of hatclings. Wondering what they end up looking like?
     

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