Wyandotte Roo And Sex Link Hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lilywater101, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2009
    Hi [​IMG] I have a flock of 8 chickens, 7 hens and 1 rooster.

    The hens are all Golden Comet hens and the rooster is a Golden laced wyandotte. If one of the hens were to go broody and hatch out chicks, would the chicks have traits of the Golden Comet hens ,which are known for their excellent egg production, and also have traits of a wyandotte chicken? Or what kind of traits would the chicks have with this "weird" parent mixture?? [​IMG]
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    I am not sure about the genetics some may turnout like either parent. I say do it lets see what happens. What could it hurt.
  3. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    I hatched 6 eggs which the hen was Buff orphington and the roo is a BLRW, and all 4 hens and 2 roos look like buff orphingtons with just a little blueish down, but definaetly look like orphingtons.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I don't know about color but I think the pullets would make great layers and the cockerals would get big enough to eat, if'n you're so inclined.

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