Breeding Different Varieties

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jarcoo0153, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if I was to breed two birds of the same breed, but they were two different varieties, like BLRW to a SLW, would this still be a purebred bird, or is this still considered to be a mutt?
     
  2. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Technically, they would still be pure Wyandottes, just not accepted colors. I'm not sure if there would be any advantage in crossing those two, but you can sometimes improve one variety by introducing some traits from another.

    Did you have a specific goal in crossing them, or is that just what you have on hand?
     
  4. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the looks of both of these breeds, and I thought I might get a few SLW pullets, but I also like the BLRW roosters I have seen on another post, and thought I would be a neat cross. Plus If I tried to sell some culls I wanted to know if I could still sell them as wyndottes.
     
  5. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    You would actually get sex linked Wyandottes that way.

    There's no harm in doing it if you're up front with the buyer. You'll have better luck selling your culls for more money if you get nice stock of either or both breeds in both sexes and sell pure ones.

    I agree they are both striking birds! That's why I have both!
     
  6. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pullets from this mating would be GLW & GLBW; the males should be culled as they will be split for silver & gold & will not breed true.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010

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