Originally Posted by UrbanEnthusiast
I won't repeat what my "mutt", the best dog in the history of the planet, had to say about your sentiments.
About this business of breeding true, what would happen if one were to breed a pair of "Favacaunas"? Just curious.
Originally Posted by Cloverleaf Farm
I think the issue here is with the name "Favaucana"...it's still a mutt. Just like a "Labradoodle" or a "Puggle" are mutts. They don't breed true, and frankly, as someone who works in the animal industry, I'm disgusted that the AKC recognizes Labradoodles. They are Lab / Poodle mixes. Period.
A Faverolles x Ameraucana mix is an Easter Egger by definition. Everyone has their own opinion, clearly. But instead of making "designer chickens", how about conserving a breed that desperately needs the conservation instead of making more mutts?? JMO...
Hey, the best dogs I've ever owned are mutts, in fact, one of them is in my yard right now. I have nothing bad to say about mutt dogs, just have a hard time with people calling them something they are not.
If you breed two Fav / Ameraucana crosses together, you'll get all sorts of stuff...depending on what color Ams you started with, your feather colors would be all over the place. Egg color, you'll start getting some blue, some green, some brown egg layers, but mostly green. Combs would be unpredictable as well.
Oh, and some of the first generation offspring would have feathered legs, some might have 5 toes, so with this next generation, you'd have more of "a little of everything"...