what would a white leghorn x rir look like?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jmc, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    not interested if either parent is a so called heritage bird, either.

    just 'What would the offspring of such a cross look like?', if anyone has an idea, which i bet no one does for sure!
     
  2. gmolly

    gmolly Out Of The Brooder

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    i got some they are red just like rir some got white feathers here an there
     
  3. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    so you know 'for sure' they are the offspring of such a cross? maybe you did the cross yourself?
    you wouldn't have pics handy, eh? if not don't trouble yourself

    and THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY!
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Why would you think that? They are both very common breeds.

    It would also depend on if the originals are pure or not. Hatchery stock is not usually pure.
     
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  5. cjwaldon

    cjwaldon Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't know if it matters if the rooster is the RIR or the Leghorn? I saw one of the hatcheries selling them as "Tetra Tints". I have two I hatched out when I got my first incubator a few months ago. I'll go take some pictures of them. Be back in a bit.
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    RIR are eWh wheaten (or eb depending on the line) Columbian restricted(Co) and other genes enhancing the red pigment like Mahogany(Mh)

    white leghors are Birchen(ER) Dominant White(I) and other dominant genes like recessive mottling and Sex Link Silver and Barring are also found on white leghorns(production type, could be different on herritage birds)

    ER is Dominant to eWh making the Bird almost black(Birchen) then one shot of dominant white(I/i+ i+ is from their RIR parent) will make them almost completely white..

    how would they look? almost self white with some ground color leaking.. also with some black spots due to the leaky dominant white..
     
  7. cjwaldon

    cjwaldon Overrun With Chickens

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    These juveniles are from a RIR rooster over a white Leghorn hen.
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    Same two birds in the forground.
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  8. nicalandia

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    the boys are leaking lots of red due to Mahogany.. and as spected they look Birchen to me(ER)
     
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    What is birchen?
     
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