Originally Posted by draye @Kev
Back to the subject of this pullet and her parentage.
I do mostly multiple hens with my roosters, and can't always be 100% sure if the mothers. There is usually different colors on the mating and I try to identify the mothers according to the colors hatched trying to keep in mind sometimes daddy throws in things.
Anyway while feeding this afternoon I got to thinking after spying this hen:'
This hen is a product of crossing my Salmon NN rooster ( now deceased) with a buff colored hen ( a little on the small side, much like a hatchery Buff Orpington). I've ran into thus type if color before whole breeding buff color to another color. She dies have the blue kegs also, this comes from the Salmon NN rooster.
I call it Salmon Buff without knowing what else to call it.
I had her in the run with this rooster:
I've came to the conclusion that I mixed an egg up when I was setting it or when I was putting them in the cartons ( hatching cartons the strawberry containers) for hatching.
Do you think that it is possible that she came from this mating?
I'm mostly just curious because I'm trying to figure out the hens/pullets and put them into groups by the hen line, so that I can breed them that way and keep a bit better track of what is from what.
I would love to be able to do more individual breeding a to keep it straight but alas I'm so like most of the project folks, I just don't have enough room.