breeding question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gregory991, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. gregory991

    gregory991 Out Of The Brooder

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    What i will get if i mix a new hampshire red rooster with our authoctonus chicken breed did i will get a new breed by mixing them two?


    [​IMG] this is our breed!
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    You will just get a mix.

    Probably black, with zero spots.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    You won't get a new breed; you'll get a mixed breed.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    just mutts
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixing two breeds of any animal gives you mixed breed offspring.

    Creating a new actual breed takes decades.
     
  6. gregory991

    gregory991 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so i will continue mixing them for decades [​IMG] just kiding.
     
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    Last edited: Jan 28, 2017
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Why not? That's pretty much what I've done. I started with a variety of "pure" bred birds from hatcheries, but they were all different breeds. I bred roosters from one breed over hens of various breeds, then bred the offspring to each other, then maybe brought in some new breeds and used them......whatever caught my eye and I thought might make cool babies.

    No one's saying mixed breeds are bad, at least not from my keyboard [​IMG]. Just saying they are, indeed, mixed breeds. You won't have the consistency and dependability you get when you breed two parents of the same breed. But to me, that's part of the fun!
     

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