Bantam Breeds and Other Unusual Crossbreeds or Breeding Project Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by goalaimethic, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. goalaimethic

    goalaimethic Just Hatched

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    If anyone is selling bantam olive eggers or bantam araucana hatching eggs please let me know in a private message or in this thread. I am also wondering if anyone here has any unusual or project corssbreeds that they have created and would like to spread across the nation through the selling of hatching eggs. Work in progress hatching eggs are fine too. I am particularly interested in bantam crosses / crossbreeds. More specifically, silkie / silkied types and crosses. Other kinds are great too. Just wondering what's out there.

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    Bantam Araucana
    I'm looking specifically for bantam araucanas hatching eggs from stock that has the genes for tuft / tufted ears, some call it the feathered ear gene, AND rumpless gene, sometimes called tailless / tail-less.
    Not looking for bantam ameraucana or americana, but a bearded and muffed ameraucana mixed with rumpless and tufted stock is fine, so long as those araucana genes are present. I understand that bantam araucanas are likely made from regular sized araucanas and a bantam breed or breeds for size and a purebred bloodline probably doesn't exist. That's fine with me. Comb can be pea or rose but other comb types are fine too. Shank / leg color should be grey but green, yellow and other colors are fine too. Feather color and type (frizzle, silkied) of any kind works for me.

    Bantam Olive Egger
    Olive eggers are relatively common. I understand that most are created as a crossbreed / mixed breed of isbar, ameraucana, easter egger hen or sometimes a rooster and a dark brown egg gene maran rooster or sometimes a hen ( copper marans / blue marans ) for the F1 green egger offspring, which is then cross with a maran to make an F2 olive egger. I'm looking for an olive egger made with bantam stock parentage. Any feather color works for me. Rumpless genes still present would be cool, but whatever made it through the culling process to get to the current generation works too. Copper maran type of look is the expected hatch considering crosses are usually 75% maran for the F2 olive egger generation.

    I would preferably have the option to purchase such as by half dozen or dozen depending on the type and amount available.

    Hope there are people out there with creativeness!
     
  2. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the spring I will be breeding my RIR rooster over my Silkie hens. If you'd be interested I could ship a dozen eggs to you in the spring. My eventual goal is to create a broody bantam who lays lots of eggs.
     
  3. codieshell

    codieshell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have silkies cochin old English frizzle and turken bantam all together right now if you want eggs
     
  4. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping to cross my Easter Eggers with my white silkies
     
  5. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also planning to mix my leghorn rooster with my Easter eggers for hopefully more larger blue egg layers.
     
  6. goalaimethic

    goalaimethic Just Hatched

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    The qualities of a silkie mixed with an efficient brown egg layer. That would be a nice cross!
     
  7. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me know if you'd be interested. I'm either breeding my chickens in the spring or getting bantam brahmas to breed. It would be nice if I had another person to watch how my crosses would develope.
     
  8. goalaimethic

    goalaimethic Just Hatched

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    I have seen some posts about something called a sapphire egg layer or super blue egg layer. They are a cross between a white leghorn and an ameraucana or easter egger. They are said to be efficient egg layers due to their leghorn bloodline and they lay blue eggs! I haven't seen much variation in color though. It would be nice to see more people selling their own crosses of these.
     
  9. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one buff Orpington silkie cross and so far at six months she's laying daily. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't heard of it, but I'll look into it. That's a good future name for the mix. Hopefully in the future they're will be more of them.
     

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