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Any suggestions for cross breeding?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cejunes, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. cejunes

    cejunes Songster

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    My girls and I want to experiment with some cross breeding this spring to see what we can come up with. We are looking for colorful and unique traits such as the top hat, frizzle, silkie, etc. Any suggestions for rooster and hen combinations. I'll be building a new coop this spring specifically for this purpose.
     
  2. LadyinRed

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    D'uccle, Silkie, Bantam Cochin!! One of my girls is a bantam Cochin x Silkie. Gorgeous little bird. Ours has a little top hat a small mulberry walnut comb and five toes. The best broody I have and the hen with the most personality by far. I'll see if I can find pictures of her and one of her chicks from a Silkie roo.
     
  3. cejunes

    cejunes Songster

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    Quote:Pics would be great! Thanks
     
  4. cejunes

    cejunes Songster

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    Anyone else with ideas? Looking for good color combinations, feather combinations, and egg color results. Please, Please, please... pics would be good too. [​IMG]
     
  5. grendel

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    I am trying Orloff roo with americana hens(Giant fluffy heads)
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Silky rooster X EE, Ameraucana, Araucana, Polish and cochin hens. A variety of looks, colors, and resultant egg color. Silky crosses of any sort are interesting to me. Resultant pullets should also be good broodies.
     
  7. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

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    silkie x sebright
     
  8. grendel

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    Also have silver spangled hamburg/Ancona.going for a walnut combed ancona.
     
  9. V Comb

    V Comb Songster

    Silkie x Rumpless Araucana [​IMG]
     
  10. cejunes

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    Okay... so what's your opinion on the following crosses... and if anyone has one, if you could post a pic, it would be great.

    Black copper Maran over EE (lt green egg currently)

    Cuckoo Maran roo over splash cochin banty

    silkie roo over splash cochin banty

    I'm going to have to look up pics to see what an ancona, a sebright, orloff, and spangled hamburg look like, unless anyone wants to post pics. Man... I'm addicted. This is going to be fun!
     

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