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Russpig

  • Joined Aug 2017
Dual purpose broody
« on: January 25, 2023, 09:35:41 am »
I keep a nice flock of light Sussex which are great dual purpose birds and nice broodies aswell.

Fancy trying a different breed to run alongside them, a different colour to split the white up a bit.

Needs to be dual purpose and need to be capable of hatching and rearing aswell.

What’s everyone’s favourites?

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Dual purpose broody
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2023, 04:54:47 pm »
Barnevelders.


Speckled Sussex.
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Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Dual purpose broody
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2023, 07:51:35 am »
Cuckoo marans.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Dual purpose broody
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2023, 08:15:20 am »
Barnevelders.

Yes, they seem like a good fit!


My other thought is Rhode Island Red, because crossed chicks would be firstly great layers and secondly sex-linked.
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Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Dual purpose broody
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2023, 03:24:24 pm »
Leghorn cock over Sussex hen. Great characteristics over Speckled Sussex, We got good layers, crests, even some green egg layers.

 

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