So, I know mixing breeds is kinda frowned upon with certain birds (especially show qulity birds) but I keep seeing pictures of different kinds of mix breeds that just look FABULOUS! I keep chickens as pets (eggs are a bonus) and may show one of my silkies in the future, but I can help but wonder what you might get when crossing certain breeds.
It got me wondering which chickens CAN'T cross breed? Like what could a silkie never successfully mate with? Or a polish?
And what about color combonations and feather types? I know you shouldn't breed a frizzle to another frizzle but was never explained why.
Chickens make such great pets and I just love having them around! They are so lovely to look at with all their crazy different color and feather types/combonations
My flock is going something like this... silver laced polish, gold laced polish, splash old english, crele old english, white silkie, splash silkie, frizzled showgirl mix, silkie showgirl, 5 different colored seramas, arucauna, 2 phoenix mix breeds... and who knows what I might add!
Could you imagine offspring from some of those combonations?
I know it's harder to find homes for mutt chickens but I have lot of friends that keep chickens just as pets and for eggs and would be more than happy to just give away my mutts. I can't help but keep thinking about this though. If you look at a similar situation in dogs people love having purebreeds but they have so many health problems and generally take longer to learn then mutts because of inbreeding. I think chickens might be the same way? Ive always found mutt dogs to be better pets then purebreeds.
This all started when I bought phoenix mix pair last weekend. The roo is SO FAT but hes such a butterball and LOVES to be babied! He was instantly one of the most beautiful roosters I had ever seen even though hes mixed. He just had such beautiful coloration and that big round body was so darn cute! Im still trying to figure out what hes mixed with. It just got the ol hamster wheel spinnin, LOL.
Anyway, Id LOVE to hear more experienced chicken owners/breeders input on this. AND PICTURES!!! PICTURES OF YOUR MUTTS!!!!
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