Chick possibilities?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elizabethjg, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2016
    I was wondering if anyone could guess what the babies from my cockerel could look like?
    He is a barnyard mix, I'm guessing maybe RIR cross with a dominant white breed?
    I want to know what the chicks would look like from him and my silver laced cochin, and my EE.
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    a little hard to tell now because he hasn't feathered out yet
  3. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    You will have to wait and see. We can't give you any idea of what the future chicks would look like, when we don't know the heritage/genetics of the birds in question.

    I can say a few things though
    • A blue egg layer when crossed to a brown egg layer = green eggs
    • A green egg layer when crossed to a brown egg layer = green eggs and/or brown eggs
    • Feathered feet and beards are incompletely dominate = most chicks will hatch with feathered feet or beards, provided a parent has them
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Have you played with the chicken calculator?

    I plugged in the ISA brown male ( I know that's not exactly what you have, but I think the genetics are pretty simialr) and a slw (genetically the same as the Cochin, just add the fluff and feathered legs, and straight comb) and it came up with incomplete laced gold and red birds. Could be very pretty [​IMG]. Your EE is a wild card, genetically. You can play with the calculator and see what is closest to her color and look at potential colors.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    let us know how it turns out after you have a hatch

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