when crossing leghorns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kenneth Flippen, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Kenneth Flippen

    Kenneth Flippen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a brown Leghorn hen and a white Leghorn rooster what are my possibilities on on offspring colors?


    Kenneth
     
  2. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that they will all be white. I almost positive that leghonrs are dominant white!
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:that is corect...
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Possibility of black flecks showing up also.
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:correct. some color leakage is to be spected..
     
  6. HENRI

    HENRI Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i crossed darkbrown rooster with white leghorn hens and offspring are white with a few black flecks and black, spots on legs
    cheers .
    Rick
     
  7. kippy2

    kippy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    you will get more white some will come out as brown white is dominate
     
  8. Kenneth Flippen

    Kenneth Flippen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks I guess by crossing them I'll get hybrid vigor and hopefully a good layer I thinking I'm gonna give it a try

    Kenneth
     
  9. danhonour

    danhonour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the F1 will be white with some leakage of black or red,usually black flecks on a white bird.If you breed the f1 together you can get a variety of colors out if you raise a lot of them.
     
  10. HENRI

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