Whiterock/Rhode Island Reds ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by reksat, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. reksat

    reksat Chirping

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    Raising chickens for me and my daughter is new.Our chicks are due to arrive in mid April. Is this breed well suited for laying and also are they hearty?We live in western MD where the weather is very unpredictible from about October through June. The coop is coming shortly. Any advice would be greatly appreciated ..This is a project that my daughter wants to try,and i think we will all enjoy. Thanks.
     
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  2. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Songster

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    do you want info on a cross of these breeds, or each inidivual breed?
     
  3. reksat

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    My local feed store tells me that they are crossed/mixed breed. Thanks
     
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  4. jarcoo0153

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    I've raised both breeds, but never a cross, but I think that they would be a good dual purpose bird. I would think you would get hybrid vigor like you get from sex links! I think that they would be hardy with adequate shelter! Go for it!
     
  5. HBuehler

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    I'm sure they mean they are sex links RIR roo with White Rock hens are red sex links or any other exotic name they wish to give them
     
  6. reksat

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    Thanks for the info. Come to think about it ,the RIR roo with the Whiterock hen makes since.This whole thing is new to our family so i'm sure their will be alot more questions .I appreciate the replies.
     

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