Breeding Question!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Miss Bella, May 11, 2009.

  1. Miss Bella

    Miss Bella Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it ok to breed 2 diffrent breeds together? Or are they more likely to develope genetic defects this way.? I wanted to try and breed a few diffrent breeds together to see what the outcome will be. I currently have 1 rooster who is a diffrent breed from my hens. Any advise?Thanks Much!!!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Actually, the chicks should be quite strong..it's called hybrid vigor. Sexlinks are all hybrids and are one of the most common egglaying types.
     
  3. Miss Bella

    Miss Bella Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Do you think it would be interesting to breed a Blue Dutch bantam roo with a White Leghorn hen or an ameracuana hen?
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd go with the Ameraucana (or Easter Egger, if she's a hatchery girl). Does that one lay blue or green eggs? Should be a pretty bird, I'd think.
     
  5. catiecutie 123

    catiecutie 123 Out Of The Brooder

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    You should be perfectly fine. Just like when you breed two different types of dogs together, it doesn't hurt the chicks. Yes, the americana. B-E-A-U-tiful birds!
     

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