Originally Posted by KippenPlatform
Why you are cross those birds ?
For fun. I wanted to see what crosses look like. There's no harm in it unless I was passing them off as purebreds and trying to sell them to people as such, which I am not. I crossed them when I didn't have a rooster and couldn't have produced purebreds, and when my rooster hopped his pen into my egg layer flock and fertilized the hens in there.
On egg color, cream to tan is permitted for the proposed US Standard (which is actually the Indonesian standard, where the birds originated from, and actually there is no mention of egg color at all).The cemanis imported into the US lay a cream egg, as mentioned by their importer (Greenfire Farms) in their info on them, and being a little more heavily tinted would be fine here. The only white eggs I've run across here in the US are, ironically, from crossbred cemanis that were bred out to leghorns. In fact, in Indonesia, on the kedu plains, where the breed originates, they are a landrace, not really bred for anything but meat, so varying egg colors would not be surprising. It's a little hurtful to say that if someone's birds don't have one particular trait that is in a standard in one country, they couldn't possibly be purebred. I'm sure you meant no offense, but no one likes it when it is suggested they have impure birds
If you're interested in checking out the proposed US (and Indonesian) standard, you can check it out here Edited by Pyxis - 1/8/16 at 9:03am