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Hello, just wondering if anyone has experienced with cross breeding their chickens. We have a Buff Polish Laced rooster and four hens, an Americuana, a Black Sex Link, a Barred Rock and a Buff Orpington. We put 9 eggs into our incubator and so far have 6 happy, healthy little chicks. The other three eggs are in various stages of either pipping or unzipping. Just wondering what to expect from these little babies!

 

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With cross breeds you can expect anything, most of my laying flock are cross breeds. First rooster Cochin over various hens. Now EE rooster over various hens. I love making barnyard mutts.

Most of your chicks will be buff as buff is dominate. Except the black sex link and barred rock. Black dominates buf. Polish should give them some crested head although probably small. Your ameracauna might give you a pea comb and fluffy cheeks with green eggs depending on if pure ameracauna, your barred rock will create sex-links (male will have white face with black down, females brown face with black down).
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Thanks so much for the response! You seem to really know your stuff!! Would love to ask you some more about this if you're up for it?

We have two with black down. One has the brown face as you mentioned. So that one must be a female from the barred rock. The americuana gave us three white ones with a couple black spots on them. Besides those ones we have two other white with black spots, two brownish ones and the one more black one. We don't know who's whose. Would you happen to know? Would you happen to know how to sex the other ones?

So interesting!! Thanks again for the response 🐣
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