Brahma EE Cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JRGriff, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. JRGriff

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    There was an older thread addressing this mix but it seemed to drop off. I plan on crossing my Light Brahmas with Easter Eggers. I want to end up with a nice egg coloration combined with the unpredictable looks that the eggers can bring to the flock. I have the roo and first hen paired already.

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    She does not have true egger characteristics, which could be good and bad I suppose...but I am incubating six more eggers, currently on day four to add to the mix.

    I would love to hear others' opinions and/or experiences with this cross. I know the cons of both breeds could be asking for a bit of puzzling results, but I think there could be some really unique birds to come. I will still have my pure breds too, since the only roos I have now are pure Light Brahma accompanied by his 8 Brahma hens.

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    Incubated first batch of eggs. There were many different Brahma crosses, three being the cross between the two birds above. Unfortunately, none of those particular eggs hatched, likely due to a temp spike. One interesting cross did hatch (if you find mutts interesting lol).

    Background: Roo is pictured above. Hen was sold to me as a cuckoo Maran during a molt....turns out she had muffs and traits of an Ameracauna/EE:

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    1 Week old:

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    Coming up on two weeks old. Can't decide roo or pullet but I suppose time will tell. Leaning towards hen due to pointed and long wing feathers but confused that tail feathers aren't coming on.

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    3 Weeks

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    Getting older:
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