Originally Posted by FriAndRoo
They are incredibly pretty, but also very small... I wonder if they could be crossed with a larger bird to bring their size up a bit but still keep some of their coloration.
We've also wondered about this. We keep our Hamburgs in a separate coop because of this. Our other roos are very large compared to the girls and I fear that they might cause damage to the Hamburg hens while treading. If I get a roo that isn't TOO much larger I might attempt it, but it would have to be the right breed and the right size.
I love my Hamburgs, they are small compared to a lot of breeds, but that is part of their charm, so I don't feel the need to experiment at the expense of the girls.