Breeding from a newbie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ibobe65, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. ibobe65

    ibobe65 In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2014
    I have a question I can't seem to find an answer on. Probably my lack of bad search terms.

    How are chicken breeds created with a mix flock?

    Meaning with Dogs, If a Boxer and a lab mate, then you have a boxer/lab mix, not a pure boxer or a pure lab.

    So if you have a Maran Rooster and Polish Hens and an egg hatches are they the breed of the hen or a mix?

    Thanks in advance. I am not trying to breed/hatch, it is just an "I have no idea" when people ask me.
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    You get the same thing as you get with mixed breed dogs. Barnyard mutts. Or, if you prefer, "mixed breed chickens". If you can keep track of who's who, you can say, "He's an EE/Brahma cross."(Or whatever two breeds you're mixing) I can't do that anymore, I'm on my 3rd year of mixing and matching. Now all I say is, "It's a mutt." My current layers are mixed breeds , bred by my mixed breed rooster. Personally, I love my mutts. I have no idea what I'm going to get when they hatch, and I have lots of variety in my coop. It's always an adventure.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015
  3. ibobe65

    ibobe65 In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2014
    Perfect. Thanks for answering. [​IMG]
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    x2 I think are so much more fun and a greater variety. All of mine are mixes a handful I know what both mixes are the rest I have no idea or can only give you half the

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