Am I wasting my time?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crazy chook, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a blue/red xbreed roo that I would like to put over my black girls and white girls.

    This is him (photo is from 4 weeks ago)

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    I would like to breed some coloured chicks with blues in them. Am I going about this the wrong way? I am wanting some blue colour in my flock of mainly black and white.

    Any suggestion on what the chicks may turn out like or could i get throwbacks from using a xbreed roo? (i just think he is really pretty) i like his colour and crest and feathered feet.
     
  2. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is him today.
     
  3. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    That is seriously one funky lookin' chicken. He is awesome!! What's his name?
     
  4. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    He looks like a Blue Partridge Silkie x Blue Red Araucana? Not sure what colors you'd get. Try and see? [​IMG]
     
  5. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's for your own flock, why not? Your best bet would be breeding blue x black - 50/50 split of blue and black chicks. If your white birds are recessive white you would get 1/2 white 1/2 blue. However, if they're dominant white you'll only get white. Of course, depending on the backgrounds of your roo and hens it could be something completely unexpected, too. [​IMG]
     
  6. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His name is Rastus, he is a silkie x with something?

    He is really sweet, jumps into the feed bid as I am getting the food out, is always under my feet.

    I have a black crested hen, white crested hen, white and brown crested hen, black frizzle and white frizzle hens that I would like to put him in with. I guess I will see how I go with colour.
     
  7. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    he is kinda funky looking, but in a good way, he is very pretty, congrats. I think you should try it and see what you get, after all its for your own flock and you never know what you might get so i say give it a go, more chickens are always good (and you might end up with some real cute/pretty ones too)!, you never know... lol [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not? You should breed him to see what you get!
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    breed him with blacks... you'll get 50-50 blue black offsprings...
     
  10. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yey! I was hoping for that, and I trust you are right! thank you nzpouter

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